2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (September 2019) 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (September 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DPSY 5218 - 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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