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Gender and Sexuality

This course will introduce the student to the psychology behind gender and sexuality. It will explore how the understanding of one's own gender and sex can affect different aspects of one's functioning, while also identifying the factors in our lives that can influence that understanding. This course will begin by introducing and defining the concepts of gender and sexuality, then looking at the similarities and differences between sexes in terms of biological and neurological functioning and development, as well as gender and sexual identity. The student will also investigate why and how the sexes are psychologically and cognitively different. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Psychology 406)



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