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Gender and Mental Health

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
Mental Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Wed 05/31/2017 - Wed 05/31/2017
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Tamar Mendelson
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Examines gender differences in mental health using a lifespan developmental approach. Addresses gender differences in normative development (e.g., socialization of emotion) and in major mental and behavioral disorders (e.g., depression). Also explores the impact of differential exposure and vulnerability to stress on psychological functioning. Implications for intervention and prevention are discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe gender differences in the prevalence and expression of major mental and behavioral disorders
  2. Identify ways in which biological and social influences across the lifespan impact gender differences in mental health
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with multidisciplinary theories and approaches to the study of gender differences in mental health
  4. Synthesize and critically review the literature on a selected topic regarding gender and mental health
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation 25%; Critical reading reflections 30%; final paper 45%, a brief paper on a topic relevant to gender differences in mental health, to be approved by the instructor.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required