Gender Issues in Contemporary Society / Edition 1

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During the past two decades, the study of how gender influences social life has moved from the outskirts to the centre of psychology. Some of psychology's most cherished assumptions have been challenged and feminist scholars proposed alternative views of human development, research methods, cognitive functioning, family life and communication. These challenges have invigorated many areas of psychology.

Distinctive in its emphasis on applied issues that have practical importance in the lives of women and men, this volume presents current knowledge about key gender issues and sheds light on problems and controversies. Specific issues explored include: gender differences in emotion; desire for control; attitudes towards leader

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Editorial Reviews

Gender differences in emotion, in the desire for control, in attitudes towards leadership, and in expressive behavior, are among the issues discussed in the context of such public events as the Thomas hearings and the William Kennedy trial, and changes in the home and the workplace. The symposium at which the nine essays were delivered was held in 1992. Accessible to general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803952300
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/17/1993
  • Series: Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology Series , #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,281,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Oskamp (Ph.D., Stanford University) has focused his research interests in the areas of attitudes and attitude change, applied social psychology, behavioral aspects of energy and resource conservation, and social issues and public policy. His books include Attitudes and Opinions and Applied Social Psychology. He has been elected a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and of the APA Division of Population and Environmental Psychology. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Social Issues and of the Applied Social Psychology Annual. Since 1984 he has organized the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and co-edited the resulting annual volume published for many years by Sage Publications and now published by Erlbaum.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Gender Issues
Pt. I The Study of Gender in Context
1 Women, Men, and Society: Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est la Meme Chose 3
2 A Feminist Perspective on Research Methodology: Some Metatheoretical Issues, Contrasts, and Choices 19
Pt. II Socialization and Development
3 Early Gender Development 41
4 Parents and Gender-Role Socialization During the Middle Childhood and Adolescent Years 59
5 Masculinity Ideology and Its Correlates 85
Pt. III Home Life and Work Life
6 Gender Differences in Marital Conflict: The Demand/Withdraw Interaction Pattern 113
7 Women and Men at Home and at Work: Realities and Illusions 143
8 What's So Special About Sex? Gender Stereotyping and Discrimination 173
9 Responses to Sexual Harassment 197
Author Index 217
Subject Index 225
About the Contributors 229
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