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PSYC 331: Psychology of Gender

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The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of research and theory on gender in psychology. We examine the myths and stereotypes associated with men and women in our society, the social and psychological gender differences that have been identified in research, and the evidence and theoretical arguments concerning the origin of these differences. Because my orientation is that of an social scientist, the class is taught from an empirical perspective and much of the lecture material will be based on findings obtained in experimental psychological research. Thus, we identify the... Read more about PSYC 331: Psychology of Gender

PSYC 550: Social Psychology

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This course is a graduate seminar designed to provide an overview of social psychology. My goal is that students will develop: (1) familiarity with classic and contemporary issues in social psychology, (2) an understanding of major theories driving social psychological research, (3) appreciation for the methodological strategies common to social psychology, (4) the ability to utilize social psychological methods and theories to answer questions across the fields of psychology and in the real world, and (5) critical thinking skills regarding research, theory, methods, and social problems.