Fusion with the Cross-Gender Group Predicts Genital Sex Reassignment Surgery

@article{Swann2015FusionWT,
  title={Fusion with the Cross-Gender Group Predicts Genital Sex Reassignment Surgery},
  author={William B. Swann and {\'A}ngel G{\'o}mez and Alexandra V{\'a}zquez and Antonio Guillam{\'o}n and Santiago Segovia and Beatriz Carillo},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={1313-1318}
}
Transsexuals vary in the sacrifices that they make while transitioning to their cross-gender group. We suggest that one influence on the sacrifices they make is identity fusion. When people fuse with a group, a visceral and irrevocable feeling of oneness with the group develops. The personal self (the sense of “I” and “me”) remains potent and combines synergistically with the social self to motivate behavior. We hypothesized that transsexuals who felt fused with the cross-gender group would be… 

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