Sex and gender permeate many facets of our daily lives from the media that we watch to the careers we choose to pursue. This course explores different biopsychosocial theories aimed at explaining how gender and sex manifest and influence individuals. Students who are comfortable, are encouraged to share their viewpoints in this heavily discussion based class.
The instructor of the course, Caitlin Bronson, is a social psychology doctoral student at Rutgers who researches gender identity's effect on health and well-being. Her current line of work examines how threats to masculinity may impact cardiovascular reactivity and health. This 3 credit course fulfills an elective requirement for Psychology majors and minors, and Women and Gender Studies majors and minors.
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