Psychological Androgyny and Children’s Mental Health: A New Look with New Measures
Volume: 76, Issue: 11, Pages: 705 - 718
Published: Jun 1, 2017
We evaluated Bem’s (1981, 1993) thesis that psychological androgyny—perceiving the self to possess characteristics of both genders—is associated with healthy adjustment and minimal gender-polarizing cognition. Prior studies testing Bem’s ideas have yielded ambiguous results, mainly because self-perceptions of gender-typed attributes have been inferred narrowly from self-perceptions of expressive and instrumental personality traits. We...