Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 453 - Psychology of Women

Credits: 4
An examination of the physiological, emotional, developmental, social, and cognitive aspects of the female experience. Through discussion and lectures, we examine the similarities and differences between women and men, with an emphasis on experiences unique to women in Western society. Topics include current research, effects of media images, motherhood, gender stereotypes and biases, women and work, sexuality and love relationships, women’s physical and mental health, violence against women, and women in later adulthood.

Prerequisite: One course in Psychology or in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS).

Distribution Requirements: PD, SB.

This course satisfies the structures of power and privilege (SPP) requirement for Psychology majors.