Assignment 2: LASA I—Gender Identity
You have some expertise in gender identity development although
you may not be aware of it. This assignment presents you with the opportunity
to explore your own gender identity development. Gender identity is a
very personal topic, yet also one that has been much studied in professional
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online
library resources, and the Internet, research psychological literature
on gender identity. In addition to the module readings, select at least
two scholarly resources for use in this assignment. You also have the
option of using nonscholarly resources from reputable Web and print sources.
Cover the following sections:
Early Learning about Gender
Identify memories of masculinity and femininity in your family,
peers, authority figures, and role models from childhood through
adolescence.Describe the biological, social, historical, cultural, ethnic,
or political influences on your early learning of gender roles and
explain how they form a part of your own gender role identity.Include examples specific to your experiences.
Influence of Gender on Roles and Decisions
Evaluate the scientific evidence for the influence of gender expectations
on social roles, cognitive abilities, and educational and career
choices.Compare or contrast this scientific evidence to your own experiences.
That is, explain how your experience matches or does not match the
scientific community’s opinion about how gender expectations
influence social roles, cognitive abilities, and educational and
career choices.
Transitions, Conflicts, and Challenges
Identify any transition points or conflicts in your gender role
development until now. Were there times when you did not feel your
expected gender role fit for you?Describe your experiences with sexism or lack of experiences with
sexism. How does this relate to what the scientific community says
about transitions, conflicts, and challenges?
Looking Forward
Discuss how you anticipate your gender identity will continue
to evolve over the course of your life. Do you have present concerns
about your gender identity?Identify areas in which you could benefit from expanding the definition
of your gender role. What difficulties do you anticipate in this?

Be sure to include the following in your paper:
A title pageA reference pageHeadings for each of the sections applying APA standardsA minimum of two scholarly sources, which are not included in the
module readings
For reputable Web sources, look for .org, .net, or .edu
Web sites as opposed to .com sites. Please avoid Wikipedia.
Write a 4–6-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards
to the formatting of your paper and the citation of sources. Remember
to include a cover page and reference page in APA format. Use the following
file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, July 20, 2016, deliver
your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Grading Rubric
This assignment is worth 200 points and will be graded
using a rubric.
2 Grading Criteria
Identified early childhood memories of masculinity
and femininity in family, with peers, and with authority figures and
role models.
Discussed the biological, social, historical, cultural, ethnic,
or political influences on early learning of gender roles and explained
how it is now a part of current personal gender role identity. Included
examples specific to personal experiences.
Evaluated the scientific evidence and/or theories
related to the influence of gender expectations on social roles, cognitive
abilities, and educational and career choices, and compared or contrasted
them to personal experiences.
Identified any transition
points or conflicts in gender role development, including times when
he/she did not feel that his/her expected gender role fit him/her and
whether he/she has experienced sexism. Personal experiences are related
to external research and/or theories in the field to illustrate and
strengthen ideas.
Forecasted how personal gender identity will evolve
over his/her lifetime. This includes reflections about gender identity.
Identified personal areas that could benefit from expanding his/her
definition of gender role, and discussed the difficulties in doing
so. Used external research, including theories of gender development
and/or scientific evidence, to support ideas.
Writing Components:
Organization (12)
Usage and Mechanics (12)
APA Elements (16)
Style (4)

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