The Psychology of Gender and the Gendering of Psychology|
Fall 2008 not offered
SISP 290, FGSS 290|
This discussion course will examine the historical relations between the sciences of mind and gender. As disciplines, the mind sciences have made gender an object of scientific study. This process involved the creation of tools for measurement as well as the reification of mental traits as having a gendered character. However, the process of building a disciplinary practice and establishing gender as an object of scientific study was not a value-free process. Whether relying on implicit assumptions or more overtly on feminist theory, psychologists have historically used their own social cultural politics as a tool for fashioning their science of gender. This course focuses on how these two kinds of connection between gender and psychology (gender as studied by psychology and gender as inspiration for psychology) have historically developed and related to each other. The goal of this course is to develop a collection of methodological tools for critiquing psychological knowledge and the historical background necessary for examining how ideas of gender and knowledge in the psychological disciplines have developed together.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(PSYC)
Lunbeck, Elizabeth, THE PSYCHIATRIC PERSUASION: KNOWLEDGE, GENDER AND POWER IN MODERN AMERICA, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994
Bederman, Gail, MANLINESS AND CIVILIZATION: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF GENDER AND RACE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1880-1917, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995
Freud, Sigmund, DORA: AN ANALYSIS OF A CASE OF HYSTERIA (Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud), Touchstone; Reprint edition (November 1, 1997
Unger, Rhoda Kessler, RESISTING GENDER: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF FEMINIST PSYCHOLOGY, GENDER AND PSYCHOLOGY, London; Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications, 1998
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reaction papers and research papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is an elective course towards the psychology major. PSYC majors can only take one course graded as credit towards the major.
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