Karen J. Prager, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Professor of Psychology and  Program Head for Gender Studies

Diplomate in Family Psychology

The University of Texas at Dallas

More Information About Dr. Prager's work


Research on Intimacy

Processes in Couple Relationships 

Teaching and Professional Practice

Selected Papers and Publications


For Students:



Lecture Outline: Hard Issues & Soft Spots

Sam, Joe & Bill – examples of men who are troubled about sex

A female comparison

Common complaints of men seeking sex therapy

Do they have a common thread?

Gender as an organizing principle for male sexuality

The social construction of gender

Ideas about gender can change

Dimensions of masculine gender expectations & their impact on men’s sexuality – the sexual script