Spring 2008

Sex Role Socialization

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-40


Rose R. Olver [d] (Section 01)


An examination of the processes throughout life that produce and maintain sex-typed behaviors. The focus is on the development of the psychological characteristics of males and females and the implications of that development for participation in social roles. Consideration of the biological and cultural determinants of masculine and feminine behaviors will form the basis for an exploration of alternative developmental possibilities. Careful attention will be given to the adequacy of the assumptions underlying psychological constructs and research in the study of sex differences. Requisite: Psychology 11 or 12 and consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Second semester. Professor Olver.