psychological sex


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psychological sex

The individual's self-image of his or her gender, which may be at variance with the morphological sex.
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Some of the results of Study 3 are thus consonant with the hypothesis that psychological sex differences are organized by sexually patterned neurodevelopmental factors, such as prenatal androgen levels, and that non-heterosexuality is also a result of atypical exposure to such factors (Ellis & Ames, 1987).
Psychological sex type and androgyny in the study of communication variables: Self-disclosure and communication apprehension.
When within-sex variation is taken into account, most psychological sex differences are in the small-to-moderate range, meaning that the distribution of a trait or behavior between the sexes is somewhere between 52-48 and 66-34.

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