Women and Gender A Feminist Psychology

ISBN-10: 0072821078
ISBN-13: 9780072821079
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: This best-selling text is intended for undergraduate courses in Psychology of Women, Sex and Gender, or Sex Roles offered by Psychology departments. Known for its engaging, never oversimplified style, Women and Gender features an integrated thematic  More...

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List price: $98.44
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This best-selling text is intended for undergraduate courses in Psychology of Women, Sex and Gender, or Sex Roles offered by Psychology departments. Known for its engaging, never oversimplified style, Women and Gender features an integrated thematic organization throughout the book that is synthesized in its final chapter. The authors, well-known, active scholars in the field, take a feminist point of view, advocating basic equality of women and men socially, economically, and politically while objectively reporting research findings.

Preface
Introduction to a Feminist Psychology of Women
What Is Feminism? Methods and Values in Scientific Inquiry
Themes of This Book Our Goals for Our Students Suggested Readings
Images of Women and Men Media Images of Women and Men
The Impact of Media Sexism Cross-cultural
Similarities and Differences in Images of Women Stereotypes
An Overview Language and Stereotypes Stereotypes as Social Demands
Stereotypes and Sexism Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Doing Gender Gender as a Social Category
Gender Differences as Status Differences Gender and the Use of Social Power
Women and Men Doing Gender Internalizing Norms and Interpreting Discrimination
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
The Meanings of Difference A Focus on Similarity
Working for Equality Different or Similar?
Gender and Math Abilities The Similarities Tradition
Why It Matters The Differences Tradition
Celebrating Women The Differences Tradition
Why It Matters Can Similarities and Differences be Reconciled?
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Biology, Sex, and Gender
What Is Sex and What Are the Sexes?
Prenatal Development Does the Human Brain Have a Sex?
Atypical Human Sexual Development Cultural
Constructions of Gender Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Becoming Gendered: Childhood Acquiring Gender: A Developmental
Perspective How Do Parents View Sons and Daughters?
Gender Bias How Does Society Foster Gender Typing?
Sex Segregation The Socialization of Social Behaviors
Gender Role Scripts for Boys and Girls Resisting
Gender Rules Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Becoming a Woman: Puberty and Adolescence
What Happens During Puberty?
Female Anatomy and Culture Peers, Schools, and Social Power Weight, Body Image, and Mental
Health How Do Girls Deal with the Stress of Adolescence?
Are barriers to Gender Equality Falling?
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Sex, Love, and Romance How Is Sexuality Shaped by Culture?
The Scientific Study of Sex Adolescent
Sexuality Experiencing Sexuality Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Romantic Love and Sexual Pleasure Sexuality in Social Context
Where Is the Voices of Women's Desire?
Mixed Messages Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Commitments: Women and Close Relationships Marriage
Lesbian Couples Cohabiting Couples Never-Married Women
Ending the Commitment: Divorce and Separation Remarriage
Equality and Commitment: Are They Incompatible Ideals?
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Mothering Images of Mothers and Motherhood
The Decision to Have a Child
The Transition to Motherhood
The Event of Childbirth Experiences of Mothering
The Future of Mothering Connecting
Themes Suggested Readings
Work and Achievement If She Isn't Paid, Is It Still Work?
Working Hard for a Living: Women in the Paid Workforce
Doing Gender in the Workplace Women's Career Development
Are There Obstacles from Within?
Exceptional Work Lives Putting It All Together
Work and Family Woman, Work, and Social Policy
Models for Change Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Midlife and Beyond
The Social Construction of Age
The Meanings of Midlife Menopause Role
Transitions of Middle and Later Life
Myths and Realities of Midlife Transitions
Older Women and Poverty Caregiver Roles in Later
Life Losses Associated with Aging Psychological Well-Being in the Second
Half of Life Activism and Feminism among Older
Women Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Violence Against Womenc
A Framework for Understanding Violence against
Women Childhood Sexual Abuse Courtship
Violence Acquaintance Sexual Assault and Rape
Sexual Harassment Partner Abuse against
Women Analyzing and Ending Violence
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Mental and Physical Health
Gender and Psychological Disorders Power Issues
Depression Eating Disorders
Issues in Treatment
The Relationship Between Physical and Mental
Health When Is a Culture Healthy for Women?
Connecting Themes Suggested Readings
Making a Difference: Toward a Better
Future for Women Transforming Gender
Transforming Language Celebrating Diversity
Psychology and Social Change
Suggested Readings
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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