Psychology of Gender

bisexual-2933002_1280Gender encompasses many different aspects of human personhood of cognition, body, appearance and behaviors and and so need we far better and rigorously so understand psychological aspects of gender.

What does it mean when a transgender person insists that their gender does not match the one legally assigned at birth? When others recognize this fact in transgender persons, what then does it mean scientifically speaking other than of course as a performative speech act?

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The question is thus what is that is recognized in another person, namely psychological gender which is not named in the above list. What then is psychological gender? Despite mostly dealing with inherently partly genetic aspects of cognition has it remained classified as a social science. The the by far most exact science in psychology is psychometrics which measures psychological profiles in individual human beings by means of questionnaires, questions and interviews and measured reactions of various kinds. Intelligence testing is the far most well-known form of psychometric testing but there are many other aspects of cognition which are more or less accurately measured by the rather strict science of psychometrics.

Gender is highly complex and diverse even in one single individual person in encompassing a vast number of different aspects and the degree to which a particular aspect of gender is genetically determined varies greatly with aspects of anatomy obviously being genetically determined to a significant degree although the growth and development of the body may be significantly altered by gene therapy. Nevertheless is there certainly a significant correlation between genetics and gendered hormone production as prior to commencement of hormone therapy in a transgender person.

Psychometrics largely measures statistical cognitive spectrums of degree in a population. This is graphically known as the bell curve with mosts measured persons in any given population typically falling somewhere in the middle of the cognitive spectrum. There is much psychometric research as regards gendered differentiation and most measured persons fall somewhere in the middle. If we however look at the average psychometric scores for so called men and average psychometric scores for so called women in terms of gendered psychology do we find highly significant average statistical differences.

Transgender persons however tend to psychologically not match the legal gender which was assigned to them at birth. It is thus essential to perform studies of psychometric profiles of transgender persons in order so as to scientifically indicate the existence of partly genetically-based psychological gender as larger correlating with chromosomal gender, yet being distinctive from chromosomal gender. This would furthermore very strongly indicate the existence of partly genetically based psychological gender in cisgender persons as well and here too as not based on chromosomal gender but rather other genetic factor(s).

We need better understand the psychology of gender and to what degree and how it is genetically based in order so as to perform effective reconstruction of gendered social behavioral patterns.

For this purpose need we also understand what social construction really is. The typical perception is that of a Para-Christian Cartesian division between carnal and celestial. We need therefore ask what it is that is being socially constructed?

That which is being socially constructed is Animal because that is what humans are. Humans are however highly malleable as evidenced in tremendous human social diversity in comparing the even greater diversity of human cultures.

In psychometrics is it possible to statistically calculate the proportion of nature/nurture. E.g. are Autism Spectrum Disorders 90% hereditary and psychopathy (antisocial personality disorders) is 75% hereditary but that of course is merely a statistical average. While understanding this ratio is scientifically highly important is is essential to understand the relationship in much more detail and certainly not as simplistically reduced to a mere phantasmatic dichotomy. Nurture is made up of innumerable environmental factors and so how can it be claimed that nurture is one single homogenous factor? Nature is made up of innumerable genetic factors and so how can it be claimed that nature is one single homogenous factor? There is a third factor and that is how genetic factors mutually influence each other as regarding both two or more genetic factors of one one single organism as well as course relating to mutual influence between distinctive organisms.

In understanding the partially genetic basis of psychological gender can we also learn by scientific methods how to socially reconstruct/reinvent psychological gender. Less exact Interdisciplinary gender studies need thus become upgraded into more exact applied gender science. This needs importantly include a feminist re-appropriation and comprehensive reinvention of the patriarchal science of gynecology.

What then about non-binary persons? Is there a third psychological gender? Male psychological genders are of course very diverse as are obviously no less female psychological genders and so it should not come as a surprise that non-binary psychological genders are rather diverse as well.

There is furthermore no precise dividing line between non-binary psychological genders with female psychological genders on one side and male psychological genders on the other side.

Psychological gender is simply a partly genetically-based spectrum of degree which may be superficially simplified into three meta-categories psychological genders. If psychological gender is released from redundant and harmful identity politics may we commence studying psychological gender psychometrically speaking and we are then very extremely likely to find that the proportion of persons in the population who are non-binary is vastly far larger than currently assumed by academia since typically only persons who experience gender dysphoria will take the full step of leaving coercive binary genders. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that non-binary psychological gender is limited to persons who report experiencing gender dysphoria.

More controversially could it be argued that so called “homosexuality” is actually largely part of non-binary psychological gender. We need therefore far better document and understand the real psychometric extension of non-binary psychological gender in human populations. The prevalence of non-binary psychological gender among LGBTQI persons need thus be carefully documented and rigorously studied, including among Intersexed persons indeed.

Applied gender science will therefore need to leave the Cartesian interdisciplinary Ivory Tower of social science and take on the the task of feminist re-appropriation and feminist reinvention of natural science while striving to scientifically fully discredit the irrational Para-Christian ideology of carno-phallogocentrism in science generally.