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:



Philosophical and Political Issues Surrounding Gender

Political implications of sameness vs. difference



Political Implications of comparing or not

Historical perspective:  a few highlights from the history of ideas about gender in the West

    Before the West:  females & males in the ancient pantheons

    Greek philosophers

    Christian theologians

    European romantics

    Modern scientists

    The psychology of women

    Gender Studies

Legal rights of women in the West

    Middle Ages

    12th century & the Inquisition

    Witch hunts:  1450-1750

    18th century salons

    mid 19th century abolitionists

    Victorian resistance

    World War II

    Feminism:  the 2nd wave

Contemporary Feminism & Feminist Psychology

    Types of feminisms


    Research on the psychology of women