CP300 (Topic) LGBT Psychology

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CP300 (Topic) LGBT Psychology


What is CP300?

This course will discuss psychological concepts related to LGBTQ individuals. We will cover social and developmental psychological concepts, such as identity development, "tolerance of ambiguity," "attitudes and perceptions," and the psychological impact of experiencing prejudice and discrimination (known as minority stress). Several weeks will be devoted to focusing on the intersectionality of LGBTQ identities along with other social identities. Because this is a summer term, we will spend the first part of each course with a lecture, then discussion, and then time for the community project will be provided for the last part of class.

What are the learning objectives of the course? 

  1. ​To integrate an understanding definitions, terms, and labels related to gender and/or queer identities.
  2. To be knowledgeable about mental health concerns and psychological treatments for trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, polyamorous, and questioning individuals.
  3. To learn the theoretical underpinnings of queer and gender psychological theories.
  4. To gain an understanding of how to critique and consume psychological research that has largely ignored LGBTQ populations and the impact of this invisibility.
  5. To apply traditional psychological research to concepts with LGBTQ populations.
  6. To gain awareness and knowledge of the diversity within LGBTQ populations.
  7. To integrate ethical and cross-cultural considerations with LGBTQ populations.

Who teaches the course?

Dr. Budge draws from 10 years of psychological research and practice with LGBTQ individuals.

When is the course offered?

CP300 is offered each semester as well as in the summer. See the MyCourse Guide information below for specific times the course is offered.

    Summer 2016

Whom do I contact for more information about CP300?

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact Shira Hand. If the discussion section that you want is full, you can sign up for the waitlist.

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