2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

PSY 416 Psychology of Gender (SS)

This class examines the topic of gender - the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological sex. Students will critically review an overall picture of gender from a psychological perspective. Topics include gender and sex differences across the lifespan, gender and work, relationships, gender stereotypes, biological, social, and cultural influences on behavior, and gender comparisons in cognitive abilities, health, and personality.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Illustrate the need for interdisciplinarity in gender studies.
  3. Discuss a variety of perspectives on, and approaches to, gender issues engendered by factors such as race, ethnicity, and class.
  4. Analyze “real world” situations from gender perspective.
  5. Define the basic theoretical concepts underpinning gender studies.