Sex and Gender / Edition 2

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Examines the extent to which men and women actually differ, and the origins and implications of the differences. Considers variations in physical development, sexual experience, emotional expression, mental health, aggression, family life and so on.
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From The Critics
Archer (psychology, U. of Central Lancashire) and Lloyd (social sciences, U. of Sussex) have updated the 1985 American edition of their original 1982 publication. They explore various planes of sex differences, among them stereotypes, origins, developmental influences, sexuality, aggression and violence, fear and mental health, the domestic sphere, and work and education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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"This second edition of John Archer and Barbara Lloydas Sex and Gender is extremely wide-ranging and tackles challenging theoretical issues, including the ultimate origins of sex differences in human behavior. In bringing social, developmental, and evolutionary theories to bear on many different types of female and male behaviors, Archer and Lloyd have produced an intellectually sophisticated text. Yet, the writing is engaging and accessible to undergraduates. Another plus is that the research covered in the book stems from a wide range of cultures. This is a truly outstanding book!" Alice Eagly, Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521632300
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

John Archer is Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. His research interests are aggression, violence, sex and gender, and grief. He is the author of a number of books, including The Nature of Grief (1999), Ethology and Human Development (1992) and The Behavioural Biology of Aggression (1988). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and President-Elect of the International Society for Research on Aggression.

Barbara B. Lloyd is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Sussex where she was previously Reader in Social Psychology. Barbara has an active psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice and was a founding member and Chair of the Brighton Association of Analytic Psychotherapists. Barbara is the author of a number of books including Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge (1990, Cambridge) and Gender Identities and Education. The Impact of Starting School (1992, Harvester-Wheatsheaf) with Gerard Duveen. Recently she and Kevin Lucas published Smoking in Adolescence. Images and Identities (1998, Routledge) which describes her current research. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Full Member of the British Association of Psychotherapists.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
1 Commonsense beliefs and psychological research strategies 1
2 Stereotypes, attitudes, and personal attributes 19
3 Origins 39
4 Developmental influences 59
5 Sexuality: psychophysiology, psychoanalysis, and social construction 84
6 Aggression, violence, and power 109
7 Fear, anxiety, and mental health 135
8 The domestic sphere 160
9 Work, education, and occupational achievement 182
10 Looking back and looking ahead 207
References 225
Index 268
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