Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychologyby Judith A. Howard, Jocelyn A. Hollander
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 gendercarefully 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 cognitionsstereotypes, attitudes, expectations about gendered situationsand 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.
Table of Contents
Defining Social Psychology and Gender
Conceptions of Gender in Social Psychology
Social Exchange and Related Theories
Altruism and Aggression
Gendered Dynamics of Helping and Harming Others
Reprising a Gender Lens on Social Psychology
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