Psychology of Women and Gender
Instructor: Rachael Goren-Watts
Course Dates: May 27 – July 1, 2014
Class Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, and alternating Thursdays (5/29, 6/12, 6/26), 1:00 – 4:00 pm
This course will provide an overview of the psychological literature on women and gender. Course topics include the causes of sex differences and similarities in abilities and personality, the influence of gender roles on psychological health, women's close relationships, portrayals of women in the media, the diversity of women's experiences, gender and psychological disorders, and applied gender-related issues such as sexual harassment. Students will gain a general overview of what psychologists have learned about the role of gender in people’s daily lives and explore, in depth, psychological research and theory on gender-related topics of interest.