Week 2

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Psyc 310, Summer Session
Dr. Mills

If you have questions, email me at: [memills@gmail.com]

WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENTS:


WEEK 2


TOPICS:

Sexually dimorphic brain structures and function / Weinrich's sexual 'periodic table' / Implications regarding gender identity and gender transpositions / Of limerance and lust as impulses and responses



LECTURE:

Chapter 2 -- Proximate Differentiation, Part 2:

PowerPoint (or PDF) slides: You have already downloaded these for Week 1.


OPTION 1: WATCH POWERPOINT WITH NARRATION VIDEO

[[1]] NOTE: The password for all videos is: zebra

-- or --

OPTION 2: WATCH CLASSROOM LECTURE VIDEO

[[2]] Start with Scene 11, and end at scene 44.


READINGS:

Mills, Chapter 2 (starting with section: NEURAL MASCULINIZATION AND DEFEMINIZATION, through to the end of the chaper. )


Psychology Today blog post: How Women's Brains Are Like Calico Cats [[3]]


Brizendiine: The Female Brain: Introduction - What Males Us Women Chapter 1 The Birth of the Female Brain Chapter 2 Teen Girl Brain

Brizendine: The Male Brain, Introduction - What Makes a Man Chapter 1 The Boy Brain Chapter 2 The Teen Boy Brain


The Science of Gaydar [[4]]


ONLINE VIDEOS:

Simon LeVay on Homosexuality (13 minutes) [[5]]

NatGeo Segment: Idential twins discordant on sexual orientation (7 minutes). Theories of epigenentics -- genes turn on or off during development [[6]]

60 Minutes segment: Homosexuality: Nature vs. Nurture (8 minutes) Part 1: [[7]] Part 2: [[8]]


Online audio: Although this is a rap song, the theories presented re homosexuality are pretty much on the mark. Press the arrow to start the song, and read along with the lyrics below.

The Evolution of Gayness [[9]]


HOMEWORK

DISCUSSION FORUM.

BEFORE Sunday, 8pm PST, POST TO THE CLASS WEEK 2 DISCUSSION FORUM (Worth up to 5 points)


Write at least a few sentences describing a question you have, or a relevant comment / reflection, related to one of the class topics this week. The more you demonstrate that you have given some serious thought / investigation to the issue, and the more relevant research you cite, the higher your points awarded for this assignment will be (up to a maximum of 5 points). Also, please respond to at least one other thread by another student.

After you have written your comment, remember to save it before exiting.



MIDTERM 1 covers readings and assignments for the first two weeks of class.

Sunday at 8:00pm PST.

Our online midterm will available this Sunday starting at 8pm PST. You can start the exam at any time from 8:00 - 8:30. The test timer will start when you begin to take the test.

There will be a total of 50 questions. You may spend as much or as little time on any particular question, as long as you do not exceed the time limit.


> Go to my.lmu.edu Click on: System Logins Click on Brightspace Click on our class Select Quizzes from the menu item list at the top > Select Midterm 1 - Part A ...after you have finished

Select Midterm 1 - Part B (the midterm has two parts)


I will be monitoring my email during the testing time window. If you have any problems taking the test, email me immediately: [memills@gmail.com]



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