2014-2015

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Psychology

PSYC 354 (US) Psychology of Women and Gender (1)

An examination of the psychological literature with be conducted with a focus on how our knowledge of human behavior, which was initially developed from the exclusive study of males, evolved to include the study of females. We will explore issues of sexism in psychological research, biological and socialization influences affecting females and males, and the effect of societally-constructed gender roles on human behavior. Specific topics that will be addressed include: cognitive abilities, morality, achievement, interpersonal violence, and mental illness.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Understanding Society
  • Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or consent of instructor
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Edelson

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