Gender Intensification in Adolescence (Review of Foreign Research)



The article is devoted to analysis of the views of Western writers on gender identity development in adolescence. It provides an overview of the studies based on the assumption of a possible strengthening of the social environment pressure on teenagers that leads to the intensification of gender identity, i.e., more pronounced expression of masculine behavior in boys and feminine behavior in girls.

General Information

Keywords: gender identity, intensification of gender identity, teen age

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Timoshina I.N. Gender Intensification in Adolescence (Review of Foreign Research) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 41–51. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


1.                Kagan V.E. Polovye aspekty individual'nosti [Gender aspects of personality]. Voprosy psikhologii, 1987. No. 2, pp. 54–61. (In Russ.).

Information About the Authors

Irina N. Timoshina, Post-graduate Student at the Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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