Sex & Gender

Sex and gender are two different things, but what defines them?  Are we definable?  In an ever-changing world view of personal identity, never before have our descriptions and beliefs about our individual sexual identity and our gender identity and preferences been so openly discussed, and privately enquired.  Why then, are people still confused about these important concepts?

Why Study Sex & Gender Development?

Beginning in child psychology and early years development, with clear descriptions and distinctions of sex and gender, in this module, you will learn about the biological factors in foetal development, genetic inheritance, psychological influences in early years development, gender schema formation, and social-psychological theories.  Taking a much deeper look at psychoanalytic (psycho-sexual) aspects of sex identity, you will also be introduced to an entirely new theory of homosexual development and gender identity, by the psychoanalyst presenting this module, who highlights the true age that gender identity may begin to be formulated. 


Lesson Overview

    • Clear definitions and distinctions of sex and gender
    • Biological factors in gender development
    • Chromosomes & foetal development
    • Definition of Androgyny
    • Gender Identity Disorder
    • Psychological case studies in gender development
    • A new psychoanalytic theory of gender identity
    • Gender Schema Theory & schema formation
    • Individual differences in gender development
    • Observational and Sociological influences
    • Psychosexual stages of development

Personal Interest & Career Progression

For anyone curious about improving their understanding for personal interests, for students of psychology, for anyone living or working in professional settings where a deeper level of knowledge would facilitate better communication and relationships, or for anyone wishing to acquire more information in order to make considered life decisions, by taking this module you will develop a much greater awareness of the biological and psychological influences on our sex and gender identity development. This module is also an excellent foundation for educational and career development, with the learning being highly applicable for career development such as;

    • Early Years Development
    • Education & Learning Centres
    • Therapy, Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Foster & Social Care
    • Community Support Networks
    • Working with Children & Adolescents

Student Reviews;

‘Really important topic!  Well taught, thanks’
(Shaun – Engineer)

‘My whole life revolves around work or my family – lovely to escape and learn something just for me’
(Anne-Marie – Homemaker, and Mum)

‘Enjoyable course’
(Jennifer – Retired Home Care Assistant)


How it Works

This video module on ‘Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination’, taught by professionally accredited lecturer in Psychology, Carole Sawo, can be taken as a stand-alone study, or as part of the complete course in core Psychology.  After purchase, video media is downloaded directly to your mobile or computing device, where you have unlimited lifetime access & replay with no login necessary.  You may take this or any module, or the entire course in Psychology, purely for personal interest purposes.  After completion, however, you have the option to apply for Certification for your Personal Curriculum Vitae, or Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolios, by the submission of a brief online test of your knowledge gained.

    • Video Tutorial [45:00 minute recording]
    • Taught by a Professionally Qualified Lecturer in Psychology
    • Learning by Self Study at your own pace and convenience
    • Tutorial covers all concepts & theories in mainstream education
    • No previous experience or pre-course requirements needed
    • Download directly to your mobile or computing device
    • No login or internet access required
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access & Unlimited Replay Facility
    • Certification available for Personal Portfolios & CPD

Individual Module
£25

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