Apply 3 theories and apply to female gender
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Apply 3 theories from below to this paper where you can identify and examine the social construction of your own unique gender identity. How were your beliefs about gender constructed? Include specific observations and descriptions. Remember, that there is not one gendered experience, rather gender is influenced by race, social class, etc. Your goal in this application is to answer the questions of what you have learned regarding how gender is constructed, and how that construction influences your world view and expectations. Be sure to define your terms, rather than just name-drop. Write a coherent essay that features your voice, not just a list of concept applications. You will be asked to share what you are comfortable with as we discuss the papers in class. (5 pages)

Theories to choose from:

Psychodynamic theory

1. Interpersonal

2. Social learning

3. Cognitive Development

4. Gender Schema

Cultural Theories:

1. Anthropology

2. Symbolic interaction

Critical Theories:

1. Standpoint Theory

2. Quer Performance Theory

3. Cultural Feminism

4. Liberal Feminism

Final Answer

Hi, see attached the completed paper for your review, Let me know if I should edit or change anything. Thank you.

Running head: GENDER IDENTITY

Gender Identity
Name
Institution

GENDER IDENTITY

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Application of 3 theories to the Female Gender Identity
Introduction
Gender identity, which is viewed as a personal conception of an individual as either
female or male, has been a center of most gender-based topics in contemporary society.
According to Bamman, Eisenstein & Schnoebelen (2014), gender identity, as well as the social
construction of a given gender, could be linked to gender roles, which the authors defined as the
general outward personality manifestations that directly reflect gender identity. Different beliefs
and theories play critical roles in the construction of either the male or female gender, which also
influences my personal expectations as well as world views. Since gender is an element that is
socially learned, social constructions and socialization take place specifically through an
individual’s interaction. This paper explores the concept of gender identity in detail, including
the social construction of the female gender, how the development tends to influence both the
expectations and world views while focusing on the cultural theory of symbolic interaction,
cultural feminism, and social learning theory.
Cultural Theory
Symbolic Interaction
One essential concept that prompts the social construction of the female gender identity is
the belief that gender is leaned and constructed through communication. This concept is
presented in the cultural theory of symbolic interaction. In this case, communication within
society is the most fundamental element in the construction of the female gender. Rock (2016)
highlighted that the symbolic interaction theory involves the existing relationship between
persons and society. This conclusion in the construction of the female gender is also supported

GENDER IDENTITY

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by the idea presented by theorist Reynolds (1994) in the statement that the relationships within
individuals are often active in the construction of the world, instead of just being acted on.
Patterns of interaction are the key aspects that are used in constructing gender beliefs.
Even though the symbolic interaction theory was not explicitly designed to be used in
viewing gender development, it is heavily regarded in this case. A typical illustration in the
social constru...

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