Gender Issues in Psychology

Shahed, S. (Sarah)

This course has a multi-disciplinary approach. It borrows and benefit from the knowledge and research evidence available in psychology as well as other disciplines. The primary focus of the course is gender issues. However psychology of women will be touched upon more than issues specific to the psychology of men alone. It gives an understanding of the difference between gender and sex and a new approach to understanding human behavior and mental processes. It is added with flavor of the scope and content of study in other popular disciplines of the day, like gender studies or women studies. We will also discuss gender relations in the society that will help you to have an awareness of abilities, capacities, psychological make up and problems of women and research methods employed to study these. Another important point is to familiarize students with the social and political background of gender differences and the gender issues.

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Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP)

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