Psychology of Men and Masculinity

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psych of Masculinity
Spring 2023
Taught By: Warren Spielberg
Section: A

CRN: 13623

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)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 1:22am EDT 3/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 406
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023