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Psychology of Sex and Gender Differences (348-0-1)


Renee Suzanne Engeln

Meeting Info

Annenberg Hall G01: Mon, Wed 11:00AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

This course involves an overview and critical analysis of empirical research and theory concerning differences and similarities between women and men. Both social and biological explanations will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on "hot topics" within the field (e.g., gender differences in cognition); however, a variety of topics will be considered (methods of researching sex/gender differences and disputes over how to interpret findings of differences, the influence of pre-natal hormones, gender stereotypes, emotion, aggression, relationships, careers). In addition to reviewing psychological research comparing men and women, special attention will be given to how ideas about gender are reflected in and influenced by popular media. Assessments will include take-home exams, a writing assignment, and in-class activities.

Class Materials (Required)

All readings will be available on Canvas at no charge.

Class Attributes

Social & Behavioral Sciences Distro Area