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Conscious basis for gender identification

A conscious basis for gender identification? There is currently no evidence to suggest that conscious experiences are a factor in leading a transgender person to identify with the opposite sex. ...
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Do women talk more than men?

Funnily enough, there was a Science article published on this (see here). In their sample of university students, Mehl et al. had participants wear a specialized device that recorded audio samples ...
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Is Jordan Peterson correct when he states that "as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders maximize"?

Searching the first three pages of "personality gender egalitarianism" on Google Scholar, I found five studies on this topic. All of them support the view finding of increased gender ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Short answer: It might be genetic. Human sexual behaviour, especially where stigma and taboos are involved, is notoriously difficult to study, so the real answer is that we just don't know. However, ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Exactly like you, I would like to begin by saying that I have no animosity nor prejudice against anyone. What I am saying below is not meant to be offensive to anyone, it is just an honest account of ...
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Is gender biologically or socially determined?

There has been a lot of debate amongst scientist, and they are not in agreement on any one argument. In general, there is a trend towards thinking that gender identity is based on biology. Argument ...
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What are the meanings of the word 'gender'?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics the following is stated: Sex is a biological construct, what is real: Attributes that characterize biological maleness and femaleness including: ...
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Psychological effects of being recorded as genderless at birth

This is an interesting question and with the baby and his/her gender status, CNN reported that the baby was born in British Columbia, "outside the medical system," and did not undergo a genital ...
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What does it even mean to have a male/female brain?

I don't think the idea of a male/female brain is well established in the neurosciences. If you read a book like Delusions of Gender you'll get a critical perspective on the status of sex differences ...
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Why there are tomboy but no Tomgirls?

Who said there aren't? Tomgirl isn't the term used, but I am sure there are straight men who have feminine traits out there. I think this is called effeminacy. Here's the Wikipedia link for that: ...
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How many genders are there?

The subject of gender can be a very personal subject and the subject of gender is discussed among the LGBTQIA+ community. The LGBTQIA Allyship is the practice of confronting heterosexism, sexism, ...
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What hormones stimulate non-sexual intimate behaviour?

But I'm wondering if any of these hormones are linked with physically intimate non-sexual behaviour, like hugs, kisses and cuddles. Kissing is a little messy because it could be characterised as ...
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On what basis do professionals who recognize gender dysphoria support risky and permanent medical intervention for those seeking gender re-assignment?

TL;DR: Multiple approaches have been tried over many years. Current medical evidence strongly supports an "affirming approach" to alleviate gender dysphoria. "Corrective approaches" are considered ...
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On what basis do professionals who recognize gender dysphoria support risky and permanent medical intervention for those seeking gender re-assignment?

I hope I am qualified to answer this question. I am not a psychologist but have worked with transgender persons in volunteering positions a number of times and am fairly well researched on the topic. ...
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Do men, on average, have a higher general intelligence score?

There's a Wikipedia page with a lot of related studies. Among other things we find out there that: A 2004 meta-analysis by Richard Lynn and Paul Irwing published in 2005 found that the mean IQ of men ...
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Can one reasonably guess the gender of a person from their writing/speech contents?

While you are probably better to ask your question over at the AI Stack Exchange for more practical answers on how to accomplish the task, I would also suggest you could take a look into the topics on ...
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How is gender variance classified in the cognitive sciences?

So far, I've found that the American Psychiatric Association's DSM 5 has made it abundantly clear they no longer consider gender variance itself a disorder, to the point of a 2012 position statement ...
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Effects of treatment versus psychotherapy on mental health of transgender people

Johns Hopkins did stop doing gender reassignment surgery and one of their psychiatrists apparently says that The suicide rate among transgendered people who had the surgery is 20 times higher He ...
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Are women better at multitasking?

Short answer There is no consistent evidence for the fact that women are better than men at multitasking. We do know that multitasking is detrimental for performance, whether it is forced or ...
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Effects of treatment versus psychotherapy on mental health of transgender people

TL;DR: There's many studies which point to better mental health outcomes as a result of treatment, such as hormones and surgery, of transgender individuals. It's also important to consider that there'...
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Evidence for gender-based math ability differences?

It is generally understood that girls develop a small to moderate deficit in math abilities, compared to boys, over the course of schooling, as measured by mean school grades or test scores (Hyde &...
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Is gender biologically or socially determined?

Gender identity, or the gender that a person feels they are (regardless of physical makeup) is usually imprinted in the neural circuits in early childhood. This could be genetic, environmental, or a ...
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Is this an example of objectification?

I think the answer to your questions is, yes, probably, and almost definitely. Not necessarily, but likely yes. "I will try to guess what sport you played based on your body type," is essentially ...
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Is there a criterion to distinct between a philia and a paraphilia?

As far as I am aware, there is no such word in the English language as Philia, but it is a suffix within words. Also, the suffix of -philia in a word does not necessarily denote anything sexual. The ...
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Psychometric scales of gender

While many have tried to tie the 2 concepts together, Gender Identity is an entirely different concept to Sexual Orientation. While you are more interested in scales for gender identity, as you are ...
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Are males more likely to view homosexuals as mentally ill than females?

Craig Waldo (1999) is the only study I can find at the moment which sheds any light on the subject. Although negative social attitudes toward gay men and lesbians are often referred to as ...
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Is gender biologically or socially determined?

Answer According to the American Association of Pediatrics Gender is a socially determined identity. Gender is based on how a person feels specifically as it relates to how the society that person ...
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