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can be thought as of as the sum of our developmental and life course experiences and it encompasses a number of characteristics
someone who is automatically somewhere alone the continuum between a male and a female. The root is always genetic.
refers to behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and values that culture deems appropriate for males and females.
refers to how a person accepts the cultures prescribed gender roles, how an individual adapts the expected gender to role to his or her identity. Gender identity is subjective to the individual.
refers to how an individual presents his or her gender identity through personality, habits, and behaviors.
encompass the cultural beliefs about "what" gender rolse are and "how" these roles should e enacted. It tends to reflect the cultures beliefs about the ways in which men and woman behave.
the process by which we encounter someone and reach an opinion of what his or her gender is
focus of a persons erotic desires or fantasies, or a persons affectionate or romantic feelings toward a particular gender.
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