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Gender: Psychological Perspectives / Edition 6
     

Gender: Psychological Perspectives / Edition 6

by Linda Brannon
 

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ISBN-10: 0205001653

ISBN-13: 9780205001651

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This bestselling text presents research about gender and helps students think critically about the differences between research findings and gender stereotypes. It examines the biology and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. Defining gender as the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological

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This bestselling text presents research about gender and helps students think critically about the differences between research findings and gender stereotypes. It examines the biology and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. Defining gender as the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological sex, the book focuses on research and scholarship to provide the material for a critical review and an overall picture of gender from a psychological perspective. To highlight how research findings can relate to people's lives, the book supplements the review of scholarly research with personal, narrative accounts of gender-relevant aspects of people's lives. To emphasize the cross-cultural perspective of gender, the book including a section on diversity in most chapters but also weaves diversity issues throughout the text. The personal narrative and diversity highlights help to balance the research-based scholarship with the personal experience of gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205001651
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
90,570
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Study of Gender 2. Researching Sex and Gender 3. Gender Stereotypes: Masculinity and Femininity 4. Hormones and Chromosomes 5. Theories of Gender Development 6. Developing Gender Identity 7. Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities 8. Emotion 9. Relationships 10. Sexuality 11. School 12. Careers and Work 13. Health and Fitness 14. Stress, Coping, and Psychopathology 15. Treatment for Mental Disorders 16. How Different?

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