The Social Psychology of Gender / Edition 1by Shawn Meghan Burn
Pub. Date: 08/01/1995
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
This brief undergraduate supplemental text is the latest edition to the prestigious McGraw-Hill Series in Social Psychology. This text is a major new contribution to the rapidly emerging field of the social psychology of gender. Shawn Burn has included the highest level of research and scholarship making this book academically rigorous, yet keeping it accessible for the undergraduate student. The goal of this text is to diffuse the gender-based stereotypical differences reinforced by our society with systematic, objectively grounded research. Social Psychology of Gender focuses our attention on the power of social norms and cultural traditions and on the reward structures inherent in different socialization pressures. This text also explores how we may escape the limitations of traditional gender roles, changing them for our better mental and physical health and for a fuller enjoyment of life.
Table of ContentsPART 1: GENDER DIFFERENCES AND SOCIALIZATION: WHY WOMEN AREN'T REALLY BORN TO SHOP AND MEN AREN'T BIOLOGICALLY DESTINED TO BELIEVE IN THE LAUNDRY FAIRYCHAPTER 1: Social Norms and Gender Differences CHAPTER 2: Differential Socialization CHAPTER 3: Androgynm CHAPTER 4: Concluding Remarks: Critiquing Biosocial Explanations for Gender Differences and Roles PART 2: RESEARCH ON GENDER DIFFERENCES: THE NOT-SO-OPPOSITE SEXES CHAPTER 5: Gender Differences: Smaller Than You Think CHAPTER 6: Meta-Analysis: An Important Tool For the Study of Gender Differences CHAPTER 7: Gender Differences in Mathematics CHAPTER 8: Emotional Empathy and Expressivity CHAPTER 9: Some Gender Differences Commonly Studied By Social Psychologists CHAPTER 10: Concluding Remarks PART 3: THE LIMITATIONS OF THE TRADITIONAL FEMALE GENDER ROLE CHAPTER 11: The Homemaker CHAPTER 12: Household Labor and the Employed Woman: Second Shifts & Leisure Gaps CHAPTER 13: The Male-Female Earnings Differential (and more...)
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