Course Reflection Essay Assignment
The psychology of one’s gender is personal in both its experience and expression. Throughout this
course, you have discussed the psychology of gender, its origins, and its impact on your life both
personally and professionally. This course has also provided you with rich readings that are the
foundation to further learning.
Based on your experiences of this course, respond to the following:
Explain how your views have changed about the psychology of gender.
Describe the theory or research that had the most profound impact on your own understanding of
gender. Give reasons for your response.
Write your initial response in 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Psychology of Gender: Course Reflection
Sometimes things are right in front of our eyes, but we tend to ignore them. The same has
happened with me. I never thought about gender or gender differences seriously. I just knew that
I am a female and I have to do this and I have to do that as dictated by the society, but I did not
know that my overall development is based on the theories of gender differences. I did not know
that gender differences are affected by biological, social and political factors. The course and the
modules helped me to understand my gender and also why I am different from others. It has also
helped me to change my perspective about others and now I can look at others with a softer
viewpoint and understand their problems too.
The research articles and theories on psychology of gender were enlightening and helped me to
broaden my views about stereotyping, the impact of society and also the impact of close people
around us. It was great to learn that I have some of the qualities of my parents too and I have
learned some good things from my father, mother and siblings. My nature has been molded
because of their kind love and upbringing.