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
Pub. Date: 09/13/2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science
The study of gender differences began in earnest in the 1970s and has since increased dramatically to infiltrate virtually all fields of study in the social and behavioral sciences. Along the way, it was discovered that while women very often think and behave differently than do men, industrialized societies cater to masculine perspectives. The "Psychology of Women"… See more details below
The study of gender differences began in earnest in the 1970s and has since increased dramatically to infiltrate virtually all fields of study in the social and behavioral sciences. Along the way, it was discovered that while women very often think and behave differently than do men, industrialized societies cater to masculine perspectives. The "Psychology of Women" emerged as a field of study focusing on just those areas in which women most often butted against assumed roles. And similarly, in the 1990s, the "Psychology of Men" emerged to focus on the same issues for men.
The Encyclopedia of Gender covers all three areas under one cover, discussing psychological differences in personality, cognition, and behavior, as well as biologically based differences and how those differences impact behavior. Coverage includes studies of these differences in applied settings such as education, business, the home, in politics, sports competition, etc.
* Over 100 In-depth chapters by leading scholars in the psychology of women and gender
* Addresses critical questions of similarities and differences in gendering across diverse groups, challenging myths about gender polarization and the "Venus/Mars" distinction
* Broad coverage of topics from theory and method to development, personality, violence, sexuality, close relationships, work, health, and social policy
* Sensitive attention to multicultural and cross-cultural research
* Clearly written, readable, comprehensive, with helpful guides (outline, glossary, reference list)
* Raises difficult questions related to power, inequality, ethics, and social justice
* Challenges the reader to revise established "truths" and to seek further information
* Maintains a feminist and woman-centered focus
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Table of ContentsAbortion 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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