The Social Perception, Attitudes, Mental Simulation Lab

Gender Bundle Measures

Gender Bundle Measures



Measures for the Facets of Gender

Dr. Tate and her lab approach "gender" as having dimensions or facets that can be the focus of study for any empirical approach in the behavioral or medical sciences. Together these facets can be viewed as constituting a bundle of phenomena that are separately and in any combination called "gender." The "bundle" term also suggests that the facets are not necessarily ordered or connected in a meaningful way; instead, they are all simply part of the personal and social understanding of "gender." These facets are: (a) birth-assigned category, (b) self-assigned identity [also called current identity], (c) gender stereotype adherence or endorsement, (d) the social presentation of gender (including visual appearance and name use), and (e) gender evaluations (which refer to all classes of self-other comparisons, such as gender typicality and gender bias).

Dr. Tate and her lab are developing measures for each of the facets, and these measures are listed below as they are published. The listing is by measure with the facet(s) that it assesses listed under that heading.

In the coming months, new measures of the facets will be added.


1. Two-Question Method of Assessing Gender Identity (2QAGI)

To be used as a measure of gender demographics that assesses current identity and birth-assigned category. Click here for detailed information.

2. Adult Gender Typicality (AGT) scale

To be used as a measure of self-other similarity to those who have the same current identity as the adult respondent. This measure is part of the gender evaluations facet. Click here for detailed information (link under construction). This measure was adapted from the gender typicality measure used for children. The child measure was developed by Drs. Susan Egan and David Perry and published in 2001.

Other Measures Coming Soon!