Gender, Psychology Students and Higher Education

Paul Sander, Lalage Sanders

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Our interest in gender differences in orientation to academic study was prompted by an accumulation of anecdotal data that male and female students seem to behave differently in relation to their academic studies. In this paper, we will introduce some provoking pilot survey data from our Level 1 students (N = 126), set against a background literature which together suggest that Level 1 male undergraduate students in a psychology degree tend to have a different orientation to their studies from that of their female colleagues, a difference that is also perceived by their peers. From this, the implications for teaching psychology will be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages3
JournalPsychology Learning and Teaching
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


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