Mental Health

These 20 Psychologists Weigh In on Gender Identity

"Sex and gender are ubiquitous but difficult concepts. One general issue is that most contemporary cultures emerged from a historically patriarchal context."

Dr. Joachim Krueger is a professor of psychology at Brown University with a focus in researching inductive reasoning in social context. He has looked at both the biological and historical influences that have shaped our perceptions of gender today. Conversely, looking solely at human evolution excludes social progress and the continued march towards gender equality. We must also take into account stereotyping and social categorization when addressing our cultural views on gender fluidity. The trouble arises when identical behaviors are perceived differently depending on one’s gender. If we want to develop better conversation about the subject and encourage greater acceptance, we need to change our own preconceived notions about gender.

"Sex and gender are ubiquitous but difficult concepts. One general issue is that most contemporary cultures emerged from a historically patriarchal context. The historical narrative is male-centric and men tend to dominate most power relations in their prototypical form." Joachim I Krueger Ph.D.