Psychology of Gender

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychology of Women and Gender

Fall 2021

Taught By: Frances Howell

Section: A

CRN: 5329

Credits: 3

How has Western psychology understood the concept of Gender? How have conceptualizations of Gender changed over time? Over the past 35 years, feminist psychologists have challenged what we study, who we study, how we study, and what we (think) we know about gender in psychology. Feminist psychology has both informed, and been transformed by, movements in Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, and Disability Studies. These frameworks are integrated throughout the course. After interrogating the gender binary, we examine the gender stereotypes that support this binary, and the consequences of these stereotypes for cognition, behavior, and affect. Key topics include: gender in developmental psychology, sex and sexualities; objectification theory; medicalization; mental health; gender in the workplace, and gender-based violence.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 6:31pm 10/25/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:55pm - 2:45pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 9/3/2021 - 12/17/2021