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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Third, in his book The essential difference, Baron-Cohen argues that the empathizing-systemizing model has the explanatory power to explain most if not all psychological sex differences (Baron-Cohen, 2003).
Earlier studies of psychological sex differences have focused on what is sometimes called "the holy trinity": spatial ability, mathematical ability, and verbal ability.
As psychologists and psychiatrists jockeyed for power, the notion of "immutable gender," then conceived as "psychological sex," eclipsed human bisexuality and biological understandings of transsexuality (99).
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