WGSS 353
Gender & Psychopathology Spring 2015
Division II
Cross-listed PSYC 353 / WGSS 353
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This course will address a range of topics related to the intersection of gender and psychopathology. We will begin the class by discussing the meaning of “gender” and the various mechanisms by which biological sex, gender identity, gender roles and sexual orientation may relate to our understanding of the development, presentation and treatment of psychological disorders. We will also discuss historical and current controversies regarding the classification of psychological disorders concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. The rest of the course will address gender differences in specific psychological disorders and the biological, psychological and social mechanisms contributing to these differences. All students will design and conduct an empirical research project based on the readings and concepts discussed in class.
The Class: Format: empirical lab course
Limit: 16
Expected: 12
Class#: 3700
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly response papers, midterm exam, a written report and oral presentation of the empirical research project
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and PSYC 252; not open to first-years and sophomores
Enrollment Preferences: preference will be given to Psychology and WGSS majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSYC 353 Division II WGSS 353 Division II
Attributes: PSYC Area 5 - Clinical Psychology
PSYC Empirical Lab Course

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