Psychology of GenderThis class explores the female experience within the world. Many times people ask why there isn't a Psychology of Men class. There are plenty of them, as most classes are designed with the male as the baseline. This class looks at how women differ from the baseline and how the female experience is also valid in its own right, not as just an "other." However the male experience does not get overlooked here either. We will be looking at a survey of the psycho-biological, cultural, social and intellectual factors influencing the psychology of women. In other words, we will discuss what it is to be gendered in today's world.
A note of caution: Your English language skills, both written and spoken, should be at a level of proficiency that is consistent with a transferable college level course. Make no mistake about this. You are expected to perform at the level of a sophomore in any four year university in the United States. If you feel that you need some extra help in this area, my advice is to take a lower level English skills course for one quarter before attempting General Psychology. This is a difficult course, no matter who teaches it. There is a large quantity of information that you are expected to master. The baseline will not be lowered in this regard, no matter the reason.
You will note that some of the dates on the outline are linked to the actual notes I will be using in lecture. Please feel free to print these out and use them as study guides if you would like to.
Check this space for surveys that may become available for extra credit
Psych of Gender Syllabus
Psych of Gender Outline
Bibliography of readings for further interest. also included are literature recs from my friend Jill Quigley, a fellow grrrl activist English professor at DeAnza. Here are her recommendations.
The Psychology of Women Midterm 2012 will be due on the 23rd of October within the first fifteen minutes of class. It must be handed to me personally. There is to be NO sharing of information.
The Psychology of Women Final 2012 will be due on December 11th at 11 am. It must be handed to me personally. Please also bring a Self Addressed stamped envelope (9x12 or larger). I cannot and will not take your final with out one. Good Luck. Let me know if there are problems.
Bem Sex Roles Inventory
Scoring the Bem Sex Roles Inventory
All papers are to be written in an essay format with proper referencing. If you do not write in this format there will be an automatic 5 points knocked off your final score.
See Paper and Extra Credit Instructions if you have not already. If you have questions about how to reference, check the back of your book as well as in text examples. The book will show you examples. Also the APA page will aid you. Be sure to check out the Writing page for extra tips.
Privilege due on the 2nd of October
Social Identity Barbie due on the 20th of November
Speak due on the 1st of November
* Web Reading
APA guide 2010
APA sample paper 2010
I'm not a feminist, but
History of masculinity
Masculinity and violence
Joan Roughgarden is an evolutionary biologist at Stanford University whose new book "Evolution's Rainbow" looks at how sexuality in nature is more than just heterosexual, among other things.
Sexuality gene? Is there one? Who says? This link takes you to the PBS forum which examines this idea and allows you to get to know folks like Dean Hamer, and Simon LeVay
loving and attraction
Girls and Math
Foregin Brides as victims
How our senators vote for Women's issues based on daughters
Stanford recently (June, 2004) issued a report arguing fairness in gender treatment at stanford University. For the complete story read here and ask yourself critical questions like: Numbers? Who is represented in the survey? How did the survey get conducted? Is this a gender fair argument or is this propganda by Stanford?
Girls today For Girls, its be yourself and be perfect too
Rolanda Pierre Dixon is the Assistant District Attorney for Santa Clara County and is responsible for the "Shall Arrest " policy in regards to Domestic Violence. She is also a co author of "Speak Up Save lives" edict, and has been mentioned in numerous newspapers and articles about Domestic Violence. Please see the web reading on Foreign Brides as victims. She is a personal hero of mine and soon will be of yours. She will be speaking on the 17th of May
Dr. Paul Marcille is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is the former Director of Psychology of Potomac Hospital in Washington, DC and, most recently, the former Vice President and Dean of Students of The American University of Paris (AUP), a post he occupied for 16 years, before moving to the Bay Area. Dr. Marcille is also a professor of Psychology. He created a new undergraduate program of Psychology at AUP and served as the department chair up until January of this year. He has created and taught a variety of Psychology courses. In his clinical work, he treats adolescent and university age students with a variety of emotional and motivational difficulties. He also has a specialization in behavioral medicine and treats individuals with stress management issues. In recent years, he has become very interested in the Psychology of men. He will be with us on the 10th of May. To prepare for class, please read his article about boys in crisis.
Ms. Aejaie Sellers Franciscus is the former Executive director of the Billy DeFrank Center. She has previously served as the executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Monterey, California. During her three years at CASA, Ms. Sellers increased the agency's capacity by doubling the number of child advocates and expanding the annual budget from $150k to $500k. She also secured new private, state, and federal grants totaling over $1 million. Under her watch, CASA received the 2004 and 2005 Monterey Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Non-Profit. She personally received the 2005 Child Abuse Preventions Council Award for Outstanding Professionalism, Leadership, and Commitment. She will be speaking on the 21st of Jenuary
extra credit survey Fall 2012 http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N8TWLZB
Grrrls on Film
NASA is always looking for subjects.
My New Red Shoes guidelines. You can donate as many as you would like, but I can only take one for 5 points credit