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Psychology of Sex and Gender

ISBN-10: 020539311X

ISBN-13: 9780205393114

Edition: 2007

Authors: Barbara Smith

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List price: $168.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
An Introduction to the Psychology of Sex and Gender
Why a Psychology of Sex and Gender?
Chapter Outline
Why a Psychology of Sex and Gender?
The Terminology of Sex and Gender
Introduction to the Psychology of Sex and Gender
Development of Women's Studies and Men's Studies
Personal Perspectives: Societal Expectations, the Family, and the Individual
Summary
Resources
Research Project: Societal Expectations, the Family, and the Individual
Journaling
Self-Evaluation
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Methodological Considerations When Studying Sex and Gender
Chapter Outline
The Scientific Analysis of Sex and Gender
The Scientific Method
Research Approaches
Selecting a Research Design
Sex and Gender as Subject and Response Variables
Issues Related to a Global Research Approach
Personal Perspectives: A Lack of Multiculturalism in Education
Summary
Resources
Research Project: Practical Issues Related to Research
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Stereotypes, Mythology, and Media Messages
Chapter Outline
Stereotyping as a Cognitive Strategy
Investigatory Project: Stereotypes
A Historical Overview of Stereotypes: Major Mythological Themes
Investigatory Project: Underlying Themes of Gender Stereotypes
How the Study of Myths Relates to Gender Studies
Modern-Day Myths as Reflected by the Media
Personal Perspectives: Do Stereotypes Influence Behavior?
Summary
Resources
Investigatory Project: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Theoretical Explanations for the Acquisition of a Gender Identity
Theoretical Explanations for Gender Identity: Biological through Neo-Freudian Perspectives
Chapter Outline
What Is a Theory?
The Biological Perspective
Research Report: Sex Differentiation of Cognitive Abilities
Freudian Psychoanalytic Perspective
A Profile: Sigmund Freud
Neo-Freudian Contributions to the Psychoanalytic Perspective
A Critical Analyses of Freudian Psychoanalytic, Neo-Freudian Psychoanalytic, and Object Relations Theories
Summary
Resources
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Theoretical Explanations for Gender Identity: Cognitive through Environmental Perspectives
Chapter Outline
Cognitive Perspectives
Moral Reasoning
Investigatory Project: Moral Reasoning
A Profile: Lawrence Kohlberg
A Profile: Carol Gilligan
Environmental Perspectives
Research Report: Gender Differences in Modeling
Investigatory Project: Social Influences and Symbolism
Summary
Resources
Investigatory Project: Morality and the Law
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
A Developmental Overview of Sex and Gender
A Developmental Overview: Prenatal Development through Childhood
Chapter Outline
An Overview of Development
Prenatal Development
Child Physical Development
Child Cognitive Development
Child Socioemotional Development
A Profile: Mary D. Salter Ainsworth
Research Report: Experiment: Peer Preference
Summary
Resources
Classroom Activity
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Topics in Childhood
Chapter Outline
Attachment
Student Assignment Excerpt: Bullies and Victims
Investigatory Project: Child Abuse Worldwide and Intervention
Play
Investigatory Project: Learning from Schoolchildren
Research Report: Experiment 1: Gender Labels and Play Styles
Research Report: Experiment 2: Play and Peer Sex Discrimination
Early Education
Personal Perspectives: ADHD and Development
Investigatory Project: Art and Gender
Summary
Resources
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
A Developmental Overview: Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Chapter Outline
History of Adolescent Psychology
Profiles: Granville Stanley Hall and Erik Homberger Erikson
Adolescent Physical Development
Personal Perspectives: Rate of Maturation
Adolescent Cognitive Development
Journal Entry: A Young Woman's Experience with Math
Adolescent Socioemotional Development
Personal Perspectives: Coming Out
Personal Perspectives: Bisexual Orientation
Personal Perspectives: Cross-Cultural Issues and Dating
Summary
Resources
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Topics in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Chapter Outline
Adolescents, Young Adults, and Sexuality
Personal Perspectives: Sexual Activity and Education
Personal Perspectives: Autoerotic Activities
Potential Consequences of Early Sexual Activity
Sex Education
Book Excerpt: Adolescent Sex Education
Physical and Psychological Health
Student Paper Excerpt: Bullying
Investigatory Project: Troubled Teens
Investigatory Report: Suicide and Young Adolescents
Personal Perspectives: Eating Disorders, Self-Image, and Body Image
Summary
Resources
Investigatory Project: Eating Disorders
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
A Developmental Overview: Adulthood
Chapter Outline
Adult Physical Development
The Sexual-Reproductive System
Adult Cognitive Development
Adult Socioemotional Development: Relationships
Personal Perspectives: The End of a Marriage
Summary
Resources
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Current Topics in Adulthood
Chapter Outline
Adult Health
Student Paper Excerpt: Suicide and the Elderly
Communication
Student Paper Excerpt: Gender Differences in Communication: The Akan Society of Ghana
Relationships: Adult Gender Roles
Personal Perspectives: Gender Role Specialization
Occupation
Summary
Resources
Investigatory Projects
Discussion Questions
A Common Vocabulary
Where Do We Go From Here?
Glossary
References
Subject Index
Author Index