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The Psychology of Women and Gender

The Psychology of Women and Gender
Half the Human Experience +

Ninth Edition

December 2017 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

With clear, comprehensive, and cutting-edge coverage The Psychology of Women and Gender, ninth edition delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and up-to-the-minute research from a feminist, psychological viewpoint. The text thoroughly examines the balance of cultural and biological similarities (and differences) between the genders, noting how these characteristics may affect issues of equality as well as how men and women behave toward one another. Reflecting cutting edge developments from the field, the text puts research into context and clearly explains the relationship between gender and emotion--helping to demystify the scientific process and study of feminist psychology. It includes expansive ethnicity coverage, hands-on applications, and case studies that give students further experience with key issues. This proven text equips students with a strong foundation for understanding the influences of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, as well as strategies for thinking critically about pop culture versus academic feminism as it relates to psychology.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Why Study the Psychology of Women and Gender?  
Sex, Gender, Transgender, & Cisgender  
Sexism and Feminism  
FOCUS 1.1: Gender Equality Around the World & Transnational Feminism  
Themes in the Psychology of Women and Gender  
Sources of Bias in Psychological Research  
Feminist Alternatives to Biased Research  
Chapter Previews  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Gender
Psychoanalytic Theory  
Social Learning Theory  
Cognitive-Developmental Theory  
Focus 2.1: Feminist Reformulation of a Theory of Moral Development  
Gender Schema Theory  
Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology  
Social Role Theory  
Feminist Theories  
Focus 2.2: Feminist Theory in Psychology: Objectification Theory  
In Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 3: Gender Stereotypes and Gender Differences
Gender Stereotypes  
Psychological Gender Differences  
The Gender Similarities Hypothesis  
Chapter 4: The Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity
Recurring Themes  
Ethnic Group Labels  
An Ethnic/Cultural Critique of Psychological Research  
Guidelines for Research with People of Color  
FOCUS 4.1: Racial Microaggressions  
Cultural Heritages of People of Color in the United States  
FOCUS 4.2: Gender and Islam  
Gender Roles and Ethnicity  
FOCUS 4.3: Affirmative Action  
Mental Health Issues  
Feminisms of Color  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 5: Gender and Communication
Verbal Communication  
Nonverbal Communication  
How Women and Nonbinary People are Treated in Language  
Toward Nonsexist Language  
In Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 6: Gender and Emotion
Gender Stereotypes about Emotions  
Gender and Emotional Experience and Expression  
Emotional Competence  
Emotions Beyond the Binary  
The Socialization of Gendered Emotions  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 7: Lifespan Development
Emerging Adulthood  
Older Adulthood  
Chapter summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 8: Abilities, Motivation, and Achievement
FOCUS 8.1: Gender Diversity and Athletics  
Motivation: Expectancy-Value Theory  
FOCUS 8.2: Achieving Women: Ellen Ochoa  
The Gender Gap in STEM  
Chapter 9: Gender and Work
Pay Equity and the Wage Gap  
FOCUS 9.1: Psychology and Public Policy: Employment Discrimination in the U.S.  
Gender Discrimination and Workplace Climate  
The Glass Ceiling and Leadership  
Work and Family Issues  
FOCUS 9.2: Psychology and Public Policy: Family Leave  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 10: Biology and Gender
Basic Physiological Processes  
Sex Hormones  
FOCUS 10.1 Endocrine Disrupters  
FOCUS 10.2 Feminist Biology  
The Brain  
Chapter 11: Psychology, Gender, and Health
Gender and Health  
FOCUS 11.1: Gender & Infectious Disease  
Reproduction & Health  
FOCUS 11.2: Health at the Intersection of Gender & Disability  
Breast Cancer  
Cervical Cancer  
Trans Health Issues  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality
Biological Aspects of Sexuality  
Psychological Aspects of Gender and Sexuality  
The Intersection of Gender and Race in Sexuality  
Sexual Disorders and Therapy  
FOCUS 12.1 Women’s Sexual Problems: A New View  
Chapter 13: Gender and Sexual Orientation
Queer Theory  
Stereotypes and Discrimination  
Lesbian Culture  
Sexual Orientation Development and Fluidity  
Mental Health Issues  
Why Do Women Become Lesbian, Bi, or Straight?  
Differences Between Lesbians and Gay Men  
The Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Ethnicity  
Focus 13.1 A Queer Woman Tells Her Story  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 14: Gender and Victimization
Intimate Partner Violence  
FOCUS 14.1: The Violence Against Women Act and Vulnerable Populations  
Sexual Harassment  
Human Trafficking  
Child Sexual Abuse  
Looking Forward  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 15: Gender and Mental Health Issues
FOCUS 15.1: The Politics of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder  
Alcohol- and Substance-Use Disorders  
FOCUS 15.2: The Politics of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Gender Dysphoria  
Eating Disorders  
Sexism and Psychotherapy  
FOCUS 15.3: Sexual Misconduct by Therapists  
Psychotherapeutic Approaches  
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Women of Color  
Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People  
Chapter Summary  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 16: The Psychology of Men and Masculinity
Masculinity and the Male Role  
The Gender Role Identity Paradigm  
The Gender Role Strain Paradigm  
Lifespan Development  
Male Sexuality  
FOCUS 16.1 Myths About Male Sexuality  
Men of Color  
Health Issues  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 17: Retrospect & Prospect
Future Research  
Feminism Revisited  
FOCUS 17.1: Paradigms, Science, and Feminism  
Re-Visioning Theory  
The Continuing Feminist Revolution and Backlash  
Suggestions for Further Reading  

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ISBN: 9781506382821