Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Fri
This advanced-level module will examine the evidence for sex differences in human behaviour and explore how gender develops across the lifespan. Students will learn how hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen, influence brain function and behaviour in non-human animals and will apply this knowledge to human data. Example topics include sexual behaviour (including sexual orientation), aggression, memory, sex differences in mental health, and the evolution of sex differences. Teaching will be based on student-led seminars with supporting lectures. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation and the ability to relate scientific data to broader debates regarding sex differences in behaviour.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002. Module prerequisites may be waived for students with entry into honours psychology
Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus office hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 22
Guided independent study hours: 128
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr G R Brown
Module teaching staff: Dr G Brown