Psychology of Gender

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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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Spring 2003



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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.

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Phoebe Schnitzer. 9.75J Psychology of Gender. Spring 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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