This course will introduce students to the basic principles of the psychology of sex and gender. The course will cover a range of topics including ˜sex differences and personality, ˜the influence of gender roles and socialization, ˜close and intimate relationships, ˜changing gender roles in the families, ˜portrayals of gender in the media, ˜sexual orientation, ˜the diversity of womens and mens experiences, ˜gender-based psychological disorders, ˜gender and physical and psychological health, and applied gender-related issues such as sexual harassment, aggression and violence, work and home, and the wage gap. The course will critically analyze these topics from several theoretical perspectives including historical, cultural, biological, evolutionary, and feminist.

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Spring 23




Garry Giss


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