The Determination of Gender Identity

The great science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein (1961), once wrote, “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea” (p. 2). The sexual revolution of the past few generations, epitomized in this quote, has come to define the question of gender identity in my... Continue Reading →

Conformity Response Exercise

Scenario: John is an 18-year-old freshman at New York University. John was the starting quarterback at his high school in a small town in Indiana. He enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends. John has always been popular and done well in school and sports. Once he is comfortable in his surroundings he can... Continue Reading →

Attractiveness as a Learned or Intrinsic Attribute

Everyone differs slightly in what they consider attractive or beautiful. Do you believe certain attributes are universally attractive? What are these attributes? I thought about this question for most of the day. Every time I thought about a certain attribute I was able to envision someone who might find that attribute attractive. For instance, my... Continue Reading →

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