Sex and Gender / Edition 2

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Sex and Gender (2nd edt.) is a substantially revised edition of a classic text. Adopting a balanced approach to the often controversial study of sex differences, the authors introduce the reader to the fundamental questions relating to sex and gender in an accessible way. Drawing on the latest research, new developments are explored such as the rise of evolutionary psychology and the influence of Social Role Theory as well as new psychoanalytic and ethno-methodological approaches which have all contributed to a greater understanding of the complex nature of masculinity and femininity.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521635332
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.63 (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

Preface; 1. Commonsense beliefs and psychological research strategies; 2. Stereotypes, attitudes and personal attributes; 3. Origins; 4. Developmental influences; 5. Sexuality: Psychophysiology, psychoanalysis and Social Construction; 6. Aggression, violence and power; 7. Fear, anxiety and mental health; 8. The domestic sphere; 9. Work, education and occupational achievement; 10. Looking back and looking ahead.

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