Psychology of Gender

ISBN-10: 0205249876
ISBN-13: 9780205249879
Edition: 4th 2012
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Description: For gender-focused courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Gender Studies. Unlike other gender texts,Psychology of Gender  focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from empirical research and conceptual discussions. The book  More...

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List price: $169.07
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/8/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

For gender-focused courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Gender Studies. Unlike other gender texts,Psychology of Gender  focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from empirical research and conceptual discussions. The book includes research and discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits, particularly for relationships and health–areas that are central to students' lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduate/ graduate-level gender-focused courses in a variety of departments.   Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, readers should be able to:Understand the implications of gender for two broad domains of research: relationships and healthDistinguish the similarities and differences between men and women and the theories that explain any observed differencesNote:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205195490 / 9780205195497

Introduction
Methods and History of Gender Research
Gender-Role Attitudes
Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations
Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory
Achievement
Communication
Friendship
Romantic Relationships
Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations
Relationships and Health
Paid Worker Role and Health
Mental Health
Introduction
Definition of Terms
Cultural Differences in the Construal of Gender
Cultures with Multiple Genders
Morocco
The Agta Negrito
Tahiti
Status and Culture
Philosophical and Political Issues Surrounding Gender
The Sex Difference Debate
Social Construction of Gender
Women's Movements
Men's Movements
A Note On Sexist Language
This Book's Approach to the Study of Gender
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Methods and History of Gender Research
The Scientific Method
Correlational Study
Experimental Study
Field Experiment
Cross-Sectional Versus Longitudinal Designs
Difficulties in Conducting Research on Gender
Experimenter Effects
Participant Effects
The Setting: Laboratory Versus Field
Variables Confounded with Sex
Situational Influences
History of the Psychology of Gender
1894 1936: Sex Differences in Intelligence
1936 1954: M/F as a Global Personality Trait
1954 1982: Sex Typing and Androgyny
1982 Present: Gender as a Social Category
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Gender-Role Attitudes
Attitudes Toward Men's and Women's Roles
Affective Component: Sexism
Traditional Versus Modern Sexism
Hostile Versus Benevolent Sexism
Sexism Toward Men
Attitudes toward Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Persons
Cognitive Component: Gender-Role Stereotyping
What Is a Gender-Role Stereotype?
Components of Gender-Role Stereotypes
Gender-role Stereotypes of Older People
Gender-role Stereotypes of People Who Vary in Ethnicity or Culture
Stereotypes of Homosexuals
Children's Stereotypes
Subcategories of Gender-Role Stereotypes
Effects of Gender-Role Stereotypes
Altering Gender-Role Stereotypes
Do Stereotypes Reflect Reality?
What Is the Status of Stereotypes Today?
Behavioral Component: Sex Discrimination
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations
Maccoby and Jacklin's Psychology of Sex Differences
Meta-Analysis
Sex Comparisons in Cognitive Abilities
Spatial Ability
Mathematical Ability
Verbal Ability
Comprehensive Assessment of Cognitive Abilities
Sex Comparisons in Social Domains
Empathy
Helping Behavior
Aggression
Sexuality
General Personality Attributes
Sex Comparisons in Moral Development
Sex Comparisons in Social Development
Sex Similarities Hypothesis Revisited
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory
Biology
Genes
Hormones
The Brain
Psychobiosocial Models
Evolutionary Theory and Sociobiology
Sexual Behavior
Aggression
The Hunter-Gatherer Society
A Final Note
Psychoanalytic Theory
Social Learning Theory
Observational Learning or Modeling
Reinforcement
Gender-Role Socialization
The Influence of Parents
The Influence of Other People
Other Features of the Environment
Social Role Theory
Cognitive Development Theory
Gender Schema Theory
Considering the Context: Deaux and Major's Model
Perceiver
Target
Situation
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Achievement
Individual Difference Factors
The Achievement Motive
Fear of Achievement
Self-Confidence
Response to Evaluative Feedback
Self-Esteem
Stereotype Threat
Conceptions of the Self
Attributions for Performance
Social Factors
Expectancy/Value Model of Achievement
The Influence of Parents
The Influence of Teachers
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Communication
Interaction Styles in Childhood
Children's Styles of Play
Girls' Difficulty in Influencing Boys
Institutional Support
Interaction Styles in Adulthood
Qualifiers of Sex Differences
Implications of Interaction Styles for Performance
Language
Qualifiers of Sex Differences
Nonverbal Behavior
Smiling
Gazing
Interpersonal Sensitivity
Encoding
Touching
Leadership and Influenceability
Who Is Influenced?
Who Emerges as the Leader?
Leadership Styles
Perception of Female and Male Leaders
Emotion
The Experience of Emotion
The Expression of Emotion
Physiological Measures of Emotion
Attributions for Emotion
Explanations for Sex Differences in Communication
Status Theory
Social Role Theory
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Friendship
Network Size
The Nature of Friendship
Sex Differences
Sex Similarities
Closeness of Friendship
Self-Disclosure
Sex of Discloser
Sex of Recipient
Situational Variables
Barriers to Closeness in Male Friendship
Competition
Homophobia
Emotional Inexpressiveness
Conflict in Friendship
Cross-Sex Friendship
Comparisons to Same-Sex Friendship
Obstacles
Cross-Race Friendship
Friendships of Lesbians and Gay Men
Friendship at Work
Changes Over the Life Span
Early Adulthood: Marriage and Family
Late Adulthood: Retirement and Empty Nest
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Romantic Relationships
Relationship Development
Characteristics Desired in a Mate
Relationship Initiation
The Nature of Romantic Relationships
Intimacy
Love
Sexuality
Maintaining Relationships
Maintenance Strategies
Relationship Satisfaction
Conflict
Conflict Management
Demand/Withdraw Pattern
Jealousy
Cohabiting Relationships
Who Cohabits
Outcomes of Cohabitation
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Key Terms
Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations
Sex Differences in Mortality
Life Span
Leading Causes of Death
Crime Statistics
Sex Differences in Morbidity
Explanations for Sex Differences in Health
Biology
Genes
Hormones
Immune System
Cardiovascular Reactivity
Artifacts
Socioeconomic Status
Physician Bias
Health Behaviors
Preventive Health Care
Smoking
Alcohol
Drugs
Overweight and Obesity
Exercise
Men's and Women's Social Roles

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