Gender identity and its implications for the concepts of masculinity and femininity.

@article{Spence1984GenderIA,
  title={Gender identity and its implications for the concepts of masculinity and femininity.},
  author={Joseph T. Spence},
  journal={Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation},
  year={1984},
  volume={32},
  pages={59-95}
}
In this chapter, I have suggested that although the terms masculine and feminine and masculinity and femininity have rarely been defined, they appear to have two types of meaning both for psychologists and for the community at large. First, masculine and feminine have an empirical meaning, being used as labels to identify specific objects, events, or qualities that in a given culture are perceived as more closely associated with males or with females. Second, these adjectives and, even more… CONTINUE READING
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