9.75J Psychology of Gender

As taught in: Spring 2003

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.)




Prof. Phoebe Kazdin Schnitzer

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.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.