Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender 1-2by Judith Worell, Judith Worell
This outstanding reference resource brings together the latest information on theory, research, and social policy concerning the psychology of women and gender from leading experts in the social and behavioral sciences. It contains over 100 articles that explore in depth the cultural and political constructions of gender that influence the development and life… See more details below
This outstanding reference resource brings together the latest information on theory, research, and social policy concerning the psychology of women and gender from leading experts in the social and behavioral sciences. It contains over 100 articles that explore in depth the cultural and political constructions of gender that influence the development and life experiences of women and men from diverse social, cultural, economic, and ethnic/racial groups.
Through a consideration of theory and research, authors address the question of how social and cultural influences have structured and shaped the gender-related roles, behaviors, well-being, life events, and opportunities afforded to diverse groups of girls and boys, women and men. Multicultural and cross-cultural comparisons provide a rich tapestry of gender influences that reflect both similarities and differences within and between groups.
The broad topical areas cover chapters on psychological theories of human behavior and development: feminist perspectives on quantitative and qualitative research methods; lifespan issues in gender development; gender-related personality characteristics; research on close relationships from friendship and social support to sexuality, love, and intimacy; societal contributions to gender development including parenting, education, and the media; work and employment issues including gender segregation and affirmative action policies; health and mental health concerns from depression and trauma to psychotherapy and life-satisfaction; gender-related bias and prejudice that extends to poverty, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; gendered violence expressed in child and adult physical and sexual abuse; and public policy topics that address issues of equity, fairness, and social justice.
Chapters are enhanced with outlines, glossary of important terms, and useful readable references. The volumes provide a comprehensive and valuable contribution to understanding the diverse threads of individual, cultural, and societal contributions to the gendered patterns of experience for women and men that exist in all societies.
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Table of Contents
Abortion and its Health Effects.
Academic Aspirations and Degree Attainment of Women.
Addictions and Substance Abuse.
Adolescent Gender Development.
Aggression and Gender.
Androcentism (in theories, language, research, workplace, family).
Battering in Adult Relationships.
Beauty Politics and Patriarchy: The Impact on Women's Lives.
Biological Factors in Development.
Body Image Concerns.
Career Achievement: Opportunities and Barriers.
Child Abuse: Physical and Sexual.
Child Care: Options and Outcomes.
Chronic Illness Adjustment.
Classroom and School Climate.
Computers and Technology.
Counseling and Psychotherapy: Gender, Race, and Cultural Issues.
Cross-Cultural Gender Roles.
Cross-Cultural Sexual Practices.
Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders: DSM and Gender.
Disabilites and Women: Deconstructing Myths and Reconstructing Realities.
Divorce and Child Custody.
Emotional Abuse in Women.
Empathy and Emotional Expressivity.
Family Roles and Patterns, Contemporary Trends.
Feminist Approaches to Psychotherapy.
Feminist Family Therapy.
Gender Development: Evolutionary Perspectives.
Gender Development: Gender Schema Theories.
Gender Development: Psychoanalytic Perspectives.
Gender Development: Social Learning.
Gender Difference Research: Cognitive Abilities.
Gender Difference Research: Issues and Critique.
Gender Difference Research: Personality.
Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation.
Health and Health Care: How Gender Makes Women Sick.
Health Care Policy.
Health Risks and Gender.
History of the Psychology of Gender.
Individualism and Collectivism.
Intimacy and Love.
Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in Relationships.
Marriage: Hers and His.
Men and Masculinity.
Mentoring and Feminist Mentoring.
Methods for Studying Gender.
Motherhood: Decisions and Outcomes.
Play Patterns and Gender.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Power: Personal and Social Dimensions.
Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Prostitution and the Commercial Sex Industry.
Safer Sex Behaviors.
Sexual Misconduct by Psychotherapists.
Sexuality and Sexual Desire.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Their Consequences.
Single Sex Schools.
Social Construction Theory.
Social Role Theory of Sex Differences and Similarities.
Social Support Systems.
Sport and Athletics.
Stress and Coping.
Torture and War Crimes.
Trauma Across Diverse Settings.
Women in Non-traditional Work Fields.
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