PHS PHS401 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders

(Credits: 3)

This course will examine theories and research on factors that influence the development or shaping of sex roles and gender in society.  Expectations, attitudes, norms, stereotypes, bias, inequality, popular portrayals and other issues will be discussed in the context of the family, society, and within diverse cultures.  The impact on these issues on the overall well-being of the individual will be explored in terms of mental and physical health issues, coping, social behavior and other arenas.