PSY 202: Psychology of Gender

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

Survey of topics in psychology relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men: socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues, and violence. (Cross-listed as WGSS 202)


A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in WGSS 151 or PSY 100 or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the central concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods used in the psychology of gender.
  • Use theoretical perspectives to explain gender behavior.
  • Describe the biological influences on sex.
  • Describe the cultural influences on gender.