Assessment Solutions of The Mothering Behaviour- C800

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Running head: PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology
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Name of the University
Author note
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PSYCHOLOGY
Introductio n
The motherhood refers to activities of the female parents and its economic contribut io n
revolves around reproduction of next generatio n of the producers. There does not exist
biologic a l process that helps in the creation of deep longing for the child and there does not
exist evidence that can help to link biology to creati on of the parental desire ( Co llins, 2019).
The motherhood can be labelled as a regulatory fictio n and it is a learned desire from long –
standing social and the cultura l influe nces. There exists social messaging which encoura ge s
and influe nces reproduction and think ing has to be shifte d that can help to reveal what has been
real. This essay discusses that motherhood can be understood as the regulatory fiction inste a d
of the biologica l imperative.
Discussion
There exists innate psychologica l desire that makes the women think of bearing a child .
The women undergo deep longing that makes them want to pro -create which provides the m
wit h a sense of deep gratificatio n ( Erfina et al., 2019). The role of the women within the socie ty
can be said to be shaped by legal system and legal rights whic h have been recognised by the
courts. The governme nt is instrume nta l in creating laws on the basis of traditiona l idea s
regarding roles of the women. The archetype of mother is not on the basis of human behavio ur
however it is on the basis of desire for id eal wor ld in the patriarcha l standards ( Huopalaine n &
Satama, 2019). The women has to be separated from the socially assigned roles and this can
serve to highlight identifica tio n of women with the desires instead of that of their roles.
The notion of performativity in gender studies as pinned by feminist Judith B utler states, tha t
the nature of gender as a social category have been significa ntly influe ntia l in langua ge , in
gender research and in phycology . Earlier , there was a huge need and it was mand atory for the
women to be mothers. Presently, women have managed to be both mothers and top the
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professiona ls as superhuma n . This makes them self -emplo yed and rich. Adopting motherho o d
in the present society is considered as the choice of any woman and not a burden that eve ry
women will have to go through (Güney‐Fra hm, 2020) . The concept of gender equality in terms
of growing a child and helping women in household work has evolved and emerged as a majo r
boon to the society allowing every people to live their lives in their own terms and choice s.
However, the fact cannot be denied that till date mother hood has been hi ghly valued, ma k ing
remarkable transforma tio n in the lives of everyone involve d.
On the contrary, it is evident that not having childre n gives women ( specifica lly the
working populatio n ) a sense of freedom and make their dream come true and travel witho ut
worrying or risking the safety of the child (Collins, 2019) . The reason behind this is that wome n
feel they will have more space for themselves without sacrific ing on her dreams unlike earlie r
times. Thus, it can be said that , the society is changing and is adapting to new concepts whic h
in turn demonstrates the evolving mind set and clear think ing of the people.
There exists dominant discourse about motherhood that women have to be mothers tha t
can help to provide them with a defined role within the broader society. There exists the notio n
that proper motherhood can come about when they have been dictated by the ideology and it
can positive ly influe nce lives of the children. There exist discourse about motherhood and it
has helped in the identifica tio n of two meanings of the motherhood. There exists relation s h ip
of the woman to that of reproduction of species and the childre n and there exists institutio n of
the motherhood which can be stated to be male controlled and the y are product of the patria rc hy
(Güney‐Fra hm, 2020). The motherhood is socially constructed and it can be labelled as an
experience that is instrume nta l in sha ping lives of the women. The motherhood is the socia l
institutio n and it can help in contributing to reproduction of the gender differe ntiatio n and the
hierarchy within the broader society ( Rich, 2021). There exist theories about motherho o d
which helps in treating institutio na lisa tio n as the social arrangeme nt instead of be ing
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biologic a lly given. The intensive social norms for the mothers can be instrume nta l in excee d ing
the biologica l necessity and it is asserted that mothering behaviour are transmitted i nte r –
generatio na lly and daughters adopt identities of the mother.
Conclusion
The innate psychologic a l desire exists within the women and it makes the women think
of pro -creation. The women have intense longing and motherhood helps to fill them with sense
of the gratifica tio n. The motherhood is dictated by ideology and it creates positive lives on
children.
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Re fe re nce s
Collins, C. (2019). Making motherhood work. In Mak ing Motherhood Work . Prince to n
University Press.
Erfina, E., Widyawati, W., McKenna, L., Reisenhofer, S., & Ismail, D. (2019). Adolesc e nt
mothers’ experiences of the transitio n to motherhood : An integra t ive
review. International journal of nursing sciences , 6(2), 221 -228.
Güney‐Frahm, I. (2020). Neoliberal motherhood during the pandemic : Some
reflectio ns. Gender, Work & Organization , 27 (5), 847 -856.
Huopalaine n, A. S., & Satama, S. T. (2019). Mothers and researchers in the mak ing :
Negotiating ‘new’motherhood within the ‘new’academia. Human Relations , 72 (1), 98 –
121.
Rich, A. (2021). Of woman bo rn: Motherhood as ex perience and institution . WW Norton &
Company.

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