Glossary G

Gender -role identity is defined as a person's identification with the traits regarded as masculine or feminine.

Gender -role nonconformity refers to the theory that looks at the role of early childhood in the development of homosexuality and explores cross-gendered traits in childhood.

Gender -role standard refers to a behavior , value, or motive that members of a society consider more typical or appropriate for members of one sex.

Gender-role transcendence perspective refers to the idea that to be fully human, people need to move beyond gender roles as a way of organizing the world and of perceiving themselves and others.

Gender-schema theory refers to the theory that states that children want to learn more about an activity only after first deciding whether it is masculine or feminine. It is the view that one's knowledge of the gender schema in one's society, that is; the behavior patterns that are considered appropriate for men and women guides one's assumption of gender-typed preferences and behavior patterns.

Genderlect is a term coined by Deborah Tannen which refers to the fundamental differences between the way men and women communicate.

gene refers to long deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule, the basic physical unit of heredity that appears as a location on a chromosome .

Gene pool is defined as the genetic information contained in the genes of the population or culture that provides the ancestry for an individual.