Faculty Profile

Megan Yost

Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies (2006), Department Chair

Contact Information

yostm@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Building Room 162
717.245.1357

Bio

Professor Yost received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research examines the gendered nature of human sexuality from a social psychological perspective. She is interested in the ways in which traditional conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity impact sexuality, stigma surrounding sexual identities and diverse sexual practices, and power dynamics in sexual relationships (particularly within consensual sexual sadomasochism). She teaches interdisciplinary courses in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies on gender, sexuality, and qualitative research methods.

Education

  • B.S., St. Lawrence University, 1998
  • M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2006

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

PSYC 135 Psychology of Women and Gender
Cross-listed with WGST 135-01.

WGST 135 Psychology of Women and Gender
Cross-listed with PSYC 135-01.

WGST 305 Gender and Sexual Identities
Cross-listed with PSYC 435-01.

PSYC 435 Gender and Sexual Identities
Cross-listed with WGST 305-01.

PSYC 500 Independent Study