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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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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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 - Stuart Oskamp and Mark Costanzo
Women, Men, and Society - Janet T Spence
Plus [cd]Ca Change, Plus C'est la M[ci]eme Chose
A Feminist Perspective on Research Methodology - Joseph E Mc Grath, Janice R Kelly and Jean E Rhodes
Some Metatheoretical Issues, Contrasts, and Choices
Early Gender Development - Carol Nagy Jacklin and Laura A Baker
Parents and Gender-Role Socialization During the Middle Childhood and Adolescent Years - Jacquelynne S Eccles et al
Masculinity Ideology and Its Correlates - Joseph H Pleck, Freya Lund Sonenstein and Leighton C Ku
Gender Differences in Marital Conflict - Andrew Christensen and Christopher L Heavey
The Demand/Withdraw Interaction Pattern
Women and Men at Home and at Work - Faye J Crosby and Karen L Jaskar
Realities and Illusions
What's So Special About Sex? Gender Stereotyping and Discrimination - Susan T Fiske and Laura E Stevens
Responses to Sexual Harassment - Barbara A Gutek

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