2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Sep 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DPSY 6218 - Gender and Human Development


(5 cr.) In this course, students examine biopsychosocial theories of sex differences and conceptions of gender. Topics include history and theoretical perspectives on gender, differentiation of sex versus gender, gender similarities and differences, gender identity, and transgender psychology. Students will also learn about stereotypes, socialization and culture-appropriate social roles, and influence of socialization agents, such as family, schools, peers, and media on gender role development. Important developmental issues will be addressed as they relate to gender, such as body image, sexuality, emotion, communication, and cognition. Students also examine ethical considerations with regard to policy making and training on gender sensitivity.



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