APA Report on the Sexualization of Girls – New 3-Hour Web-Based Online Course

APA Report on the Sexualization of GirlsThis APA task force report will examine and summarize psychological theory, research, and clinical experience addressing the sexualization of girls. It will also define sexualization; examine the prevalence and provide examples of sexualization in society and in cultural institutions, as well as interpersonally and intrapsychically; evaluate the evidence suggesting that sexualization has negative consequences for girls and for the rest of society; and describe positive alternatives that may help counteract the influence of sexualization. Course #30-55 | 2011 | 20 posttest questions | 5 page course download includes instructions, link to online document and posttest questions

This is a web-based course requiring an internet connection to access the required online reading materials. Course instructions provide a direct link to the public-access online document.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List 3 contributing factors to the sexualization of girls
  2. Describe developmental processes relevant to the sexualization of girls
  3. Name 5 consequences of the sexualization of girls
  4. Identify 3 positive alternatives and approaches to counteracting the influence of sexualization

About the Author(s):

The American Psychological Association (APA), located in Washington, D.C., is a professional organization with more than 150,000 members, including researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. All of the documents on which this course is based were compiled and written by members of the American Psychological Association. Full lists of authors are available in the documents.
CE Credit: 3 Hours
Learning Level: Intermediate
Cost: $27

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