PSY 116 Psychology of Gender

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PSY 116 Psychology of Gender

3 Semester Units

Psychology of Gender examines the biological, cultural, and historical factors that influence the development of gender roles and identities. Stereotypes of masculinity and femininity are examined, and the impact that these ideas have on our lives at the personal, social, and institutional levels are explored.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the development of stereotypes in children.
  • Understand the general sequence of childhood gender role development.
  • Develop critical thinking skills and apply them to the area of gender.
  • Describe how gender operates in biological and cultural ways.
  • Understand controversial issues that have profound implications for the way men and women perceive themselves.


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