The Psychology of Women / Edition 6

The Psychology of Women / Edition 6

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by Margaret W. Matlin
     
 

In this fifth edition of a text for undergraduates, Matlin (psychology, State University of New York-Geneseo) combines developmental and topical approaches, examining stereotypes that shape expectations and behavior, female development, and aspects of women's lives, such as work, love relationships, sexuality, and physical and psychological health. There is expanded… See more details below

Overview

In this fifth edition of a text for undergraduates, Matlin (psychology, State University of New York-Geneseo) combines developmental and topical approaches, examining stereotypes that shape expectations and behavior, female development, and aspects of women's lives, such as work, love relationships, sexuality, and physical and psychological health. There is expanded material on cross-cultural perspectives, and an emphasis on research published since 1998. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495500506
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/14/2007
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author


Margaret Matlin currently holds the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, where she has taught courses in the Psychology of Women for 36 years. Dr. Matlin has been honored with several major teaching awards, including the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the American Psychological Association Teaching of Psychology Award for four-year institutions, the American Psychological Foundation's Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award, and the Society for the Psychology of Women's Heritage Award for lifetime contributions to the teaching of the psychology of women. She is currently the Teaching Section Editor for the journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Gender Stereotypes. 3. Infancy and Childhood. 4. Adolescence. 5. Cognitive Abilities and Achievement Motivation. 6. Gender Comparisons in Social and Personality Characteristics. 7. Women and Work. 8. Love Relationships. 9. Sexuality. 10. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. 11. Women and Physical Health. 12. Women and Psychological Disorders. 13. Violence Against Women. 14. Women and Older Adulthood. 15. Moving Onward.

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