Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology

Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology

by Judith A. Howard, Jocelyn A. Hollander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803956037

ISBN-13: 9780803956032

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Social psychologists have often assumed that situations and behavior are gender neutral, yet assumptions about gender have affected the questions they have posed as well as the answers they have provided. Authors Judith A. Howard and Jocelyn A. Hollander explore the ways in which social psychology has simultaneously ignored and been deeply influenced by

Overview

Social psychologists have often assumed that situations and behavior are gender neutral, yet assumptions about gender have affected the questions they have posed as well as the answers they have provided. Authors Judith A. Howard and Jocelyn A. Hollander explore the ways in which social psychology has simultaneously ignored and been deeply influenced by gender—carefully noting that gender differences are not the same as sex differences. Also discussed are the approaches to gender in social psychology research; how social psychology theories have been shaped by assumptions about gender, race, class, and sexuality; and the way gender influences identity and interaction. "Gendered Situations, Gender Selves" is an ideal introduction to the discussion of gender in social psychology, and will be useful in sociology and gender studies courses.

Author Biography: Judy Howard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. She studies gender dynamics and interactions, emphasizing micro-level cognitions—stereotypes, attitudes, expectations about gendered situations—and how they shape and are shaped by social interactions and macro-level social institutions. She is currently co-editing "SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society". Jocelyn A. Hollander is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Her research focuses on gender, power, and culture, and especially on violence against women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803956032
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Gender Lens Series, #2
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Defining Social Psychology and Gender
Conceptions of Gender in Social Psychology
Social Exchange and Related Theories
Social Cognition
Symbolic Interactionism
Altruism and Aggression
Gendered Dynamics of Helping and Harming Others
Conclusions
Reprising a Gender Lens on Social Psychology

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