Before completing this discussion, be sure to review Chapter 12 in your text and the Factors that Influence Sexual Orientation and Gender Socialization,
videos. After examining the research in human development presented in
your required resources, complete the following discussion:
Ideas and perceptions of gender and sexuality are strongly dependent on
cultural factors and influences. Define gender and sexuality. What is
the difference between the two? Describe the influences of culture on
these aspects of human development.
In addition, examine how stereotypes and other cultural factors
influence our perception of acceptable expressions of gender and
sexuality. Give examples illustrating how a particular expression of
gender or sexuality may be acceptable in one culture and unacceptable in
another. Predict how the expression or repression of a person’s gender
and/or sexuality may influence the person’s interpersonal development.
Your initial post must be at least 300 words and use a minimum of one
scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google
Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style, as outlined
in the Ashford Writing Center.