Psychology of Sexual and Gender Diversity|
There is a wide range of variability in sexuality and gender. This course reviews psychological research on the experiences of people with various sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions, as well as how people come to develop beliefs about sexuality and gender.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ryan, W. S., Hunger, J. M., & Major, B. (2017). Applying intergroup relations research to understanding LGB health disparities. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 73, 477-492.
Hoffarth, M. R., & Hodson, G. (in press). Attitudes toward LGBT rights: Contact theory and the distinct case of LGBT people. OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LGBT POLITICS.
van Anders, S. M. (2015). Beyond sexual orientation: Integrating gender/sex and diverse sexualities via Sexual Configuration Theory. ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, 44, 1177-1213.
Tate, C. C., Youssef, C. P., & Bettergarcia, J. N. (2014). Integrating the study of transgender spectrum and cisgender experiences of self-categorization from a personality perspective. REVIEW OF GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, 18, 302-312.
Vasey, P.L., & Bartlett, N. H. (2007). What can the Samoan "Fa'afafine" teach us about the Western concept of Gender Identity Disorder in Childhood. PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 50, 481-190.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams with multiple choice and short answer questions, brief "reaction papers" to the readings, and a final essay
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In recent years, our society has changed very rapidly in terms of how we view sexuality and gender. In this course, you will gain competency in understanding the diversity of people's experiences across the sexuality and gender spectrums. Topics include sexual and gender identity, the history of psychology's examination of sexual and gender diversity, biological approaches to understanding sexual and gender diversity (as well as critiques of this approach), intersections with sex and race, cross-cultural differences in sexual and gender diversity, mental health and well-being, prejudice against the LGBTQ+ community, and LGBTQ+ activism.
PSYC105 is a prerequisite. This is a column 2 Breadth Requirement course in Psychology.
The course will be based on lectures, multimedia content, and group discussions.
|Instructor(s): Hoffarth,Mark Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 40
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|