The Psychology of Gender / Edition 3

The Psychology of Gender / Edition 3

by Vicki S. Helgeson
     
 

Unlike other gender texts—this text focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from the empirical research and conceptual discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and

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Unlike other gender texts—this text focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from the empirical research and conceptual discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits, particularly for relationships and health—areas that are central to students' lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136009955
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
7.57(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

Vicki S. Helgeson, accomplished scholar and teacher from Carnegie Mellon University, draws from research in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health to explore the roles that society has assigned to men and women. Other variables, such as sex, status, and gender-related traits, are addressed and contribute to the understanding of the individual in the social context in this exciting edition.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Conceptualization and measurement of gender roles and gender-role attitudes46
3Sex-related comparisons : observations99
4Sex-related comparisons : theory134
5Aggression183
6Achievement223
7Communication269
8Friendship312
9Romantic relationships348
10Sex differences in health : evidence and explanations400
11Relationships and health450
12Work roles and health495
13Mental health535

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