Features of the formation of the bodily aspect of gender identity in men



The article examines the peculiarities of the bodily aspect of gender identity in men. The urgency of this work due to the fact that currently in Russia to study the influence of the bodily aspect to the whole structure of gender identity is given little attention. At the present time the problem of studying the physicality involved in domestic psychologists: Arina G. A., V. V. Nikolaev, A. S. Kostov, A. N. Borojevic, B. T. Sokolov, V. Yu., Baskakov, who agree in opinion on the necessity to study the influence of the morpho-biological patterns of gender identity, her social and personal "add-on" – of sex-role stereotypes, perceptions, behavior, preferences. However, studies supporting their interaction was not performed [7]. In the paper the following definitions: "gender identity", "gender", "differential socialization", "the Adonis complex". Produced comprehensive analysis of foreign sources for a detailed understanding of the studied phenomenon; analysis of the structural components and characteristics of the formation of the bodily aspect of gender identity in men with the help of specifically chosen tutorials. Discovered the distinctive features of the formation of the bodily aspect of gender identity in men and their reflection in sex-role behavior. We assume that men who are not satisfied with the perception of his own body, prone to distorted perceptions of sex-role images. The data obtained can provide the basis and prospects for development of programs of prevention, diagnostics and correction.

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Keywords: sex-role identity, mass media as an agent of secondary socialization, gender, corporeality, self-concept, the Adonis Complex.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2015050309

For citation: Harlanova M., Dvoryanchikov N.V. Features of the formation of the bodily aspect of gender identity in men [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2015. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 98–105. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2015050309. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Mariya Harlanova, Student, Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: kharlanovamarija@yandex.ru

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1462-5469, e-mail: dvorian@gmail.com



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