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Gender identity

LC control no.sh 91003756
LC classificationHQ18.55 HQ18.552
Topical headingGender identity
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Variant(s)Sex identity (Gender identity)
Sexual identity (Gender identity)
See alsoIdentity (Psychology)
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Sex (Psychology)
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Queer theory
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Scope noteHere are entered works on a person's internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male nor female. Works on the role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to masculinity or femininity as determined by prevailing cultural norms are entered under Sex role.
Subject example tracingNote under Sex role
Found inWork cat.: What if I'm gay [MP] 1988.
Women's thes. (Sexual identity)
MESH (gender identity)
Campbell, R. Psychiatric dict., 1984 (gender identity: the inner conviction that one is either male, female, ambivalent, or neutral)
2009277330: Dictionary of sociology, 2009, viewed online February 25, 2019 sex roles (Sex roles prescribe the different ways men and women are supposed to act and the different tasks they are expected to undertake) identity ([Identity] is used widely and loosely in reference to one's sense of self, and one's feelings and ideas about oneself, as for example in the terms 'gender identity' or 'class identity')
Merriam-Webster dictionary, viewed online April 8, 2019 gender identity (a person's internal sense of being male, female, some combination of male and female, or neither male nor female)
Yogyakarta Principles, viewed online April 8, 2019 Introduction (Gender identity is understood to refer to each person's deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth, including the personal sense of the body (which may involve, if freely chosen, modification of bodily appearance or function by medical, surgical or other means) and other expressions of gender, including dress, speech and mannerisms)
APA dictionary of psychology, 2006 sex role (the behavior and attitudinal patterns characteristically associated with masculinity or femininity as defined in a given society) gender identity (a recognition that one is male or female and the internalization of this knowledge into one's self-concept)
Not found inHennepin