Category: Dianna’s Blog

The impact of family constellations on the development of gender nonconforming dysphoric children

The impact of family constellations on the development of gender non-conforming/dysphoric children

The impact of family constellations on the development of gender nonconforming/dysphoric children Gender dysphoria is implicitly viewed as an intensely private matter, as a duel between an individual’s psyche and soma. This has given rise to the transactivist notion of “being born into the wrong body”. This simple, solipsistic conception is very far from reality. …

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Children, Sexuality, and Child Sexual Abuse

Children, sexuality, and child sexual abuse

From Kenny, D.T. (2018). Children, Sexuality and Child Sexual Abuse. London, Routledge.   Children, Sexuality, and Child Sexual Abuse The eminent 19th century German psychiatrist and sexologist, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, said, Few people are conscious of the deep influence exerted by sexual life upon the sentiment, thought and action of man in his social relations …

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Transgender hysteria

Transgender hysteria

Transgender hysteria Professor Dianna Kenny, The University of Sydney. Transgender population estimates 123 The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) included a question on gender diversity for the first time in the 2016 Census. It reported that 1,260 people in Australia identified as “sex and/or gender diverse.” Of this tiny proportion of the Australian population, 35% …

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Gender development and gender affirmation

Gender development and gender affirmation

Gender development and gender affirmation   Gender is currently a hot topic in psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and surgery. Many self-appointed experts have materialized who travel the world on the conference circuit espousing often scientifically unsupported doctrine that has led to calls for earlier gender reassignment, preferably before puberty. An example is Diane Ehrensaft, a “paediatric gender …

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Dianna’s Blog

Each month I will post a blog that discusses a current hot topic in psychology. Because my expertise is in the field of developmental psychology, the content will often focus on children. However, developmental psychology takes a lifespan perspective, so issues occurring in developmental stages across the lifespan will also be addressed. It is important …

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