Psychology of Men and Masculinity

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psych of Masculinity

Spring 2019

Taught By: Warren Spielberg

Section: A

CRN: 6617

Credits: 3

Men grapple with identity, work, fatherhood, and the heroic male ideal. Men and boys lead statistics for violent crimes, suicide, early mortality, school failure, learning disabilities, and a host of psychiatric maladies. This course considers the complexities of male psychology, beginning with the neurobiology of, and psychoanalytic perspectives on, male development through the life cycle. We move on to examine the historical origin of the traditional male role model in Western civilization and contrast it with models in other parts of the world, incorporating more recent feminist critiques. We pay special attention to boyhood in the United States, including issues of sexuality, race, and violence. We conclude by considering various treatment models used in psychotherapy to address the particular psychological problems of men. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 26

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 5:05pm 5/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 715

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019