Using Science Fiction to Teach the Psychology of Sex and Gender

@article{Lips1990UsingSF,
  title={Using Science Fiction to Teach the Psychology of Sex and Gender},
  author={Hilary M. Lips},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={17},
  pages={197 - 198}
}
  • H. Lips
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Education
  • Teaching of Psychology
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