The Psychology of Gender, Sexuality and Relationships

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Psych of Gender&Sexuality

Spring 2022

Taught By: Pantea Farvid

Section: A

CRN: 8604

Credits: 3

In this advanced psychology course, we will examine seminal as well as cutting-edge theory, research and controversies related to the psychology of gender, sexuality and intimate relationships. We draw on a range of approaches to understand the intersecting categories of sex, gender, identity, sexuality and individual/collective psychologies. Using popular culture, empirical and clinical examples, we also take into consideration intersectionality of race/ethnicity, class, disability, geographic location and immigration status. As we explore key themes and topics within critical and feminist psychological research in this field, we also focus on how this knowledge has, and continues to, encompass an ‘applied psychology’, one with a social change orientation focused on social justice within and outside the discipline. Topics include theories of gender and sexuality, asexuality, bisexuality, BDSM, gay men, lesbian psychology, heterosexuality, intersex, gender diversity, mobile dating, casual sex, sexual violence, the sex industry, monogamy, open-relationships, relationship anarchy. Applications of this knowledge to clinical practice is also addressed throughout the course.  

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 11:27pm 5/17/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1101

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022