Discussion: Socialization and Cultural Perspectives
Considering the assigned readings, discuss the importance of positive socialization and how different cultural and ethical perspectives influence different aspects of development, self-concept, and identity.
Evaluate environmental influences such as geographical variance, religious beliefs, and the construction of the school setting (e.g., boarding school versus public school, traditional versus experiential learning) for cultural and ethical differences on development.
1. Library Article: Gender Dysphoria: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
This article examines the newly revised diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria and illustrates the substantial step forward in understanding the population it encompasses.
The article discusses there is much improvement in the definition, there still leaves room for growth in labeling such population. This article is required for all of this module’s tasks.
Lev, A. I. (2013). Gender dysphoria: Two steps forward, one step back. Clinical Social Work Journal, 41(3), 288-296. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1007/s10615-013- 0447-0
2. PDF: Gender Dysphoria This article provides an overview of the newly established guidelines for gender dysphoria adopted by the DSM-5.
The article reviews the criteria for a gender dysphoria diagnosis and areas in which there still remains a struggle for those with this diagnosis. This article is required for all of this module’s tasks.
3. Library Article: Gender Stereotypes in the Family Context: Mothers, Fathers, and Siblings
This article explores gender stereotyping of children by their parents. The study examines parental expectations and stereotypes and how these differ compared to siblings of different genders. This article is required for all of this module’s tasks.
Endendijk, J. J., Groeneveld, M. G., van Berkel, S.,R., Hallers-haalboom, E., Mesman, J., & Bakermans-kranenburg, M. (2013). Gender stereotypes in the family context: Mothers, fathers, and siblings. Sex Roles, 68(9-10), 577-590. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1007/s11199-013-0265-4
4. Library Article: The Early Development of Gender Differences
The study examines the inception of gender differences and influence of developmental roles. This article is required for all of this module’s tasks.
McIntyre, M., & Edwards, C. (2009). The Early Development of Gender Differences. Annual Review of Anthropology, 38, 83-97. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/stable/20622642