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Stereotypes Don't Measure Up to the Digitally Androgynous

Poster Session II - Board: II-082
Friday, May 22, 2009, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Sharon Tkacz
Kent State University

Rachael Howson
Kent State University

Sexually dimorphic finger-length ratios (FLRs) are related to stereotypic behaviors such as aggression and mental rotation. This study demonstrates that personality variables, in terms of Bem Sex Role Inventory gender-role measures, are also influenced by prenatal hormones, as measured by FLRs. In other words, gender identity may be "built-in."

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