The Psychology of Sexuality

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
The Psychology of Sexuality
Spring 2024
Taught By: Pantea Farvid
Section: A

CRN: 15074

Credits: 3

In this advanced psychology course, we will examine seminal as well as cutting-edge theories, research, and controversies related to the psychology of sexuality and intimate relationships. We draw on a range of approaches (e.g., feminist biology, psychology of epigenetics, queer theory, sexology, transnational feminist research) to understand the intersecting categories of sex, gender, identity, sexuality, intimate relationships and individual/collective psychologies. Using historical, popular culture, empirical and clinical examples, we also take into consideration the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, class, disability, geographic location and immigration status. Topics include theories of gender and sexuality, LGBTQIA+ sexualities, "fringe" intimacies (e.g., BDSM, sex work, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy), the institution of heterosexuality, sexual fluidity, technology and sex/dating, sexual violence, and relationship anarchy. Applications of this knowledge to everyday life, interdisciplinary and psychological research, and clinical practice are also addressed throughout the course. This course is open to all graduate students across the university, and can be taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Advanced undergraduate gender studies minors can seek permission to register, as can other advanced undergraduate students who have a core passion/interest in sexuality studies.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (PSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:34am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1106
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024