Gender Differences In Early Development

Chapter 12 in the course textbook discusses the impacts of caregivers and culture on gender development in early childhood. Based on the textbook chapter and one peer-reviewed journal article, write a paper discussing the gender differences in development from a psychoanalytic and systems perspective.

Your paper should account for or reply to each of the following:

· Identify a gender development-related issue of critical importance to individuals and society.

· Summarize a psychoanalytic and a systems perspective approach to, and related positions on, this issue.

· Compare and contrast the two theories’ views on how gender development occurs, identifying and explaining implications for scholarly and professional practice.

· Present and defend your position as to which theory is most relevant and valid with respect to your issue as you have explained it.

Your paper should be 1200-1600 words in length and support your thinking by citing and integrating at least two peer-reviewed journal articles and at least one real life example.

Required Resources

Required Text

Mossler, R. A., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Understanding development: A lifespan perspective. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

· Chapter 5:  Physical Development: Brain and Body Section 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

· Chapter 6:  Health and Wellness

· Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality

Mousavi, M. S., Shahriari, M., Salehi, M., & Kohan, S. (2019). Gender identity development in the shadow of socialization: a grounded theory approach. Archives of Women’s Mental Health22(2), 245–251. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1007/s00737-018-0888-0

Swango-Wilson A. (2010). Systems theory and the development of sexual identity for individuals with intellectual/developmental disability. Sexuality & Disability28(3), 157–164. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1007/s11195-010-9167-3

Required References

American Psychological Association. (2011).  Practice guidelines for LGB clients: Guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients (Links to an external site.) . Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/guidelines.aspx (Skim and familiarize yourself with the 21 Guidelines for LGBT Clients.)

Finkelstein, S. (2006).  20/20: Exploring sexual orientation: Gay or straight, Part 1  (Links to an external site.)  [Video file]. New York, NY: CBS Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoZoRbP-0WM

Finkelstein, S. (2006).  20/20: Exploring sexual orientation: Gay or straight, Part 2 (Links to an external site.)  [Video file]. New York, NY: CBS Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLAof9oXCI

Recommended Resources

Recommended References

American Museum of Natural History. (2011).  Science bulletins: Understanding the essential bond (Links to an external site.)  [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwxjfuPlArY

Khan Academy. (2014).  Erikson’s psychosocial development: Individuals and society  (Links to an external site.)  [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIoKwUcmivk

Mercer, J. (2011). Attachment theory and its vicissitudes: Toward an updated theory. Theory & Psychology, 21(25), 25-45. doi: 10.1177/0959354309356136 (Available through SAGE Journals).

Siegel, D. J. (2004). Attachment and self-understanding: Parenting with the brain in mind. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health, 18(4), 273-285. (PsychINFO: 2004-17965-002).

thibs. (2009).  The strange situation: Mary Ainsworth  (Links to an external site.)  [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsewNrHUHU