PSYCHOLOGY 159 Section:
Fall Quarter 2004
|Prerequisites:||Psychology 1, 41|
Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of gender and reproduction using recent advances in psychology. We will take an integrative approach using biological and social psychological explanations at the levels of mechanism and evolutionary function. We will focus on current research directions, conceptual issues, and controversies. Emphasis will also be placed on developing the students' writing and oral skills through assignments and presentations.
Course Format: Classes will meet twice weekly for 1hr 50 mins each time.
Course Topics: We will focus on the underpinnings and subsequent psychological effects of developmental and reproductive events, such as sexual development, mate choice, decisions about reproduction, and parenting. We will also address basic issues such as 'why sex?', 'why two sexes?' and sexual selection, and discuss recent developments in the applied area of reproductive technologies.
Grading: There will be a series of written and oral assignments, as well as two, equally-weighted exams. Exams will include multiple choice and short-answer questions.
1) Mealey, L. (2000) Sex Differences: Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies.
2) Additional readings will be assigned.
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|Classroom||Class Schedule||Course Website|
|158 Olson||M W 4:10 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Instructor||Instructor Email||Office||Office Hours|
|Joanna Scheib , Ph.D.||267A Young Hall||W 2:10-4pm|