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PSY 260 Psychology of Gender

This course provides a study of the major theories of the psychology of gender. Empirical research will be analyzed to ascertain how gender, sex, sex roles, and stereotypes contribute to the social construction of sex and gender as categories that influence human behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, and cognitions. Topics to be covered include gender or sex differences and similarities, sex and gender development, achievement orientations, gender and work, intimate relationships, media and gender, educational issues, sexuality, and sexism and discrimination in a variety of settings.. Prerequisite: successful completion of PSY 101, PSY 110, or PSY 111 with a C or better. Spring