Psychology of Gender

Image depicting gender ambiguity.

An exploration of gender: what makes a man or a woman? Is it biology, is it society, or interactions among many types of influences? (Image courtesy of Dr. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke.)

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MIT Course Number

9.75J

As Taught In

Spring 2003

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

We will examine current research and theory regarding the validity and utility of commonly accepted gender differences in many realms. Topics include: gender differences in cognitive abilities; the social construction of gender; developmental, family, educational and medical influences; and political and economic forces.

Schnitzer, Phoebe. 9.75J Psychology of Gender, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-75j-psychology-of-gender-spring-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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