Classes

    Psychology of the Gendered Body

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2019

    Our perceptions of gender—our own and others’—powerfully shape our embodied experiences and behaviors. This course examines the embodiment of gender via the lens of psychological science. We will begin by exploring recent research related to gender and the body, and then study the underlying psychological mechanisms that influence our self-perceptions about gender. Our disciplinary foundation in psychological science will allow us to complicate current understandings of gender and embodiment by considering factors such as sex, race, sexuality, experience, intention, and awareness.

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    Sex and the Brain

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    Animals exhibit many innate, sex-specific behaviors that provide useful models to study the underlying neural circuits, and sex differences in the nervous system also have important implications for human health. Through discussions, activities, and lectures, this course introduces students to various aspects of sexually dimorphic neural circuits across model organisms, while emphasizing critical thinking and effective science communication.... Read more about Sex and the Brain

    Psychopathology and the Family

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    In this course, we will explore how the family impacts psychopathology, including relapse, recovery, and resilience, for a member with a mental disorder. We will examine the relationship between the family and mental health conditions like anxiety, autism, depression, personality disorders, and schizophrenia from a life course and a family systems perspective.... Read more about Psychopathology and the Family

    Eating Disorders

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of DSM-5 feeding and eating disorders (EDs) with a primary focus on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. We will explore the etiology (i.e., biological and environmental factors), symptom presentation, and empirically supported treatments across these EDs. Additional topics will include cultural considerations, gender and EDs, medical complications, impact of media/social media, and novel directions and treatments for these disorders.... Read more about Eating Disorders

    Supervised Reading and Research-GenderSci Lab. Part one of a two-part series.

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    The GenderSci Lab supports graduate students working at the intersection of the sciences and gender studies. The lab offers interdisciplinary training in theories and methods for the critical intersectional study of sex/gender in biology, medicine, public health, and the social sciences.... Read more about Supervised Reading and Research-GenderSci Lab. Part one of a two-part series.

    Hormones and Behavior

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2021

    An introduction to the interaction between hormones and behavior, emphasizing research in humans. General principles of endocrine physiology are presented. The course then focuses on how hormones affect the brain and body in early development and later in adulthood, and the relationship of hormones to sex and gender.... Read more about Hormones and Behavior

    Psychology of Close Relationships

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2021

    This course is an in-depth exploration of close relationships. Examples of topics to be covered include the biological bases of attraction; relationship formation; the end of relationships through break-up, divorce, or death; relationship satisfaction; deception; gender roles; same-sex relationships; loneliness; relationships and well-being; and public perceptions about relationships.... Read more about Psychology of Close Relationships

    Psychology of Women

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2021

    How does being a woman affect our behavior, our evaluations of ourselves, and our interactions with others? This course examines psychological science on women and girls in western industrialized societies, addressing such topics as gender stereotypes, girlhood, women and work, relationships, pregnancy and motherhood, mental health, violence against women, and women in later adulthood.... Read more about Psychology of Women