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The Psychology of Sex and Gender

The Psychology of Sex and Gender

Second Edition
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January 2021 | 744 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Unit I Foundations
Chapter 1 Introducing Sex and Gender
Chapter 2 Studying Sex and Gender
Unit II Becoming Gendered: Biological and Social Factors
Chapter 3 The Nature and Nurture of Sex and Gender
Chapter 4 Gender Development
Unit III Stereotypes, Discrimination, and Power
Chapter 5 The Contents and Origins of Gender Stereotypes
Chapter 6 Power, Sexism, and Discrimination
Unit IV Cognition, Emotion, and Communication
Chapter 7 Cognitive Abilities and Aptitudes
Chapter 8 Language, Communication, and Emotion
Unit V Sexuality, Relationships, and Work
Chapter 9 Sexual Orientation and Sexuality
Chapter 10 Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter 11 Work and Home
Unit VI Health and Well-Being
Chapter 12 Gender and Physical Health
Chapter 13 Gender and Psychological Health
Chapter 14 Aggression and Violence
Unit VII Summary and Reflection
Chapter 15 Gender Past, Present, and Future


Instructor Resource Site
  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter to effectively assess student progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation.
  • Sample course syllabi suggest models for structuring one’s course.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help prepare for lectures and class discussions.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interactions by prompting students to engage with the material. 
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities can be used to reinforce active learning.
  • Key features
    • An emphasis on diversity weaved into the text rather than in separate boxed features shows students that the psychology of sex and gender is about everyone, not just those who occupy mainstream or privileged social groups.
    • Pedagogical tools based on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) allow students to transfer knowledge gained beyond the end of the learning spectrum.

    o    Text concepts illustrated with popular culture examples capture and hold student interest and prompt them to connect the material to what they already know.

    o    Short Test Your Knowledge quizzes at the beginning of chapters prompt students to engage in metacognition about their knowledge, perspectives, and assumptions; answers appear at the end of chapters.

    o    Thematic content is weaved throughout the text to help students organize new material in deeper and more meaningful associative networks that span across different chapters.

    o    Application of knowledge to other course material, current events, and personal experiences is encouraged to deepen the level of student understanding and retention.

    • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives aligned with SOTL provide students with the concrete actions (describe, analyze, apply) that they will be able to complete after reading each chapter to demonstrate mastery of the material.
    • Journey of Research features examine the colorful histories of topics from a scholarly perspective over time to demonstrate that science is a continually evolving process.
    • Stop and Think questions that incorporate all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy prompt students to activate and fine-tune their critical thinking skills.
    • Debates features draw from the many lively disagreements in this field of study to present both sides of an issue in an unbiased way for readers to draw their own informed conclusions.
    • Several attention-capturing sidebars in each chapter offer details about high interest topics or new and exciting research findings.
    • Chapter-ending summaries include recaps of how chapter material met chapter-opening learning objectives.

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    ISBN: 9781544393995