The Psychology of Sex and Gender / Edition 1

The Psychology of Sex and Gender / Edition 1

by Barbara Smith, Barbara A. Bamberg-Smith, Barbara A. Bamberg-smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 020539311X

ISBN-13: 9780205393114

Pub. Date: 04/14/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text provides students with a balanced examination of the influences of sex and gender on behavior and development. It takes a truly global perspective when examining the relationship between and among sex, gender, and factors such as sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and religious and geographical diversity.

This richly illustrated book offers a

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This text provides students with a balanced examination of the influences of sex and gender on behavior and development. It takes a truly global perspective when examining the relationship between and among sex, gender, and factors such as sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and religious and geographical diversity.

This richly illustrated book offers a lively writing style and makes research relevant to the lives of students, engaging student interest by including student responses from journaling assignments, excerpts from student papers, and personal perspectives.

The author's approach to sex and gender is multidisciplinary. She includes research and theoretical contributions drawn not only from psychology but also from biology, sociology, history, philosophy, and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205393114
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/14/2006
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
950,366
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: An Introduction to the Psychology of Sex and Gender 1. Why a Psychology of Sex and Gender? 2. Methodological Considerations When Studying Sex and Gender 3. Stereotypes, Mythology, and Media Messages Part Two: Theoretical Explanations for the Acquisition of a Gender Identity 4. Theoretical Explanations for Gender Identity: Biological through Neo-Freudian Perspectives 5. Theoretical Explanations for Gender Identity: Cognitive through Environmental Perspectives Part Three: A Developmental Overview of Sex and Gender 6. A Developmental Overview: Prenatal Development through Childhood 7. Topics in Childhood 8. A Developmental Overview: Adolescence and Young Adulthood 9. Topics in Adolescence and Young Adulthood 10. A Developmental Overview: Adulthood 11. Current Topics in Adulthood

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