The Development of Female Identity

  • Phyllis A. Katz
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO, volume 2)


People may be described and categorized along many dimensions, but few seem to be as salient as gender. Knowing whether someone is male or female serves a psychological need, since this physiological classification provides us with basic information, expectations, and shared cultural assumptions about that individual. This psychological component of gender is generally referred to as sex role.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis A. Katz
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  1. 1.Institute for Research on Social ProblemsBoulderUSA

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