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Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsIdentified 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.
40Evaluated 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.40Identified 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.40Forecasted 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.36Writing Components:
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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 literature.
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.
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Be sure to include the following in your paper:
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.