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In order to mate animals need a system of sex recognition in order to identify partners of the opposite sex.

Sex recognition in humansEdit

In humans the appearance of the secondary sex characteristic underpin the visual differences between the sexes as they approach reproductive capacity.

Developmental aspectsEdit

CHildren learn to recognise sexual differences as part of socialization.

Sex recognition in animalsEdit

See alsoEdit


References & BibliographyEdit

Key textsEdit

BooksEdit

  • Hay, D. C. (2001). Repetition priming of face gender judgments: An instance based explanation. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

PapersEdit

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DissertationsEdit

  • Kenyon, B. L. (1995). The relationship between understanding that gender is unchangeable and the development of sex-typed preferences in preschool-aged children. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Nakamura, T. (1996). Discrimination by pigeons of photographs containing pigeons and other bird species. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Percer, J. A. M. M. (2002). Exploring the causes of children's gender segregation: Behavioral compatibility versus gender categorization. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Sokal, L. J. (2001). Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters: Gender schematicity in the family context. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Zimmerman, B. J. (2002). Differences in children's implicit gender knowledge and explicit gender beliefs as a function of age and gender schematicity. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.

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