The Psychology of Gender / Edition 1

The Psychology of Gender / Edition 1

by Vicki S. Helgeson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130287695

ISBN-13: 9780130287694

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

Unlike other gender books, this one 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

Overview

Unlike other gender books, this one 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 readers' lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning. < For individuals interested in the psychology of gender, gender roles, and women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130287694
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
674
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
Acknowledgmentsxxi
1Introduction1
Definition of Terms3
Cultural Differences in the Construal of Gender9
The Scientific Method12
Difficulties in Conducting Research on Gender21
Philosophical and Political Issues Surrounding Gender35
This Book's Approach to the Study of Gender42
Summary44
Discussion Questions45
Suggested Reading46
Key Terms46
2Conceptualization and Measurement of Gender Roles and Gender-Role Attitudes48
History of the Psychology of Gender48
Gender-Role Attitudes72
Summary100
Discussion Questions101
Suggested Reading101
Key Terms101
3Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations103
Introduction to the Subject of Sex-Related Comparisons103
Sex Comparisons in Cognitive Abilities108
Sex Comparisons in Social Domains121
Sex Comparisons in Emotion127
Sex Comparisons in Moral Development133
Sex Comparisons in Social Development138
Summary139
Discussion Questions140
Suggested Reading140
Key Terms140
4Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory142
Biology143
Evolutionary Theory and Sociobiology149
Psychoanalytic Theory152
Social Learning Theory153
Gender-Role Socialization157
Social Role Theory167
Cognitive Development Theory171
Gender Schema Theory172
Considering the Context: Deaux and Major's Model177
Constructionist and Postmodern Perspectives182
Summary183
Discussion Questions184
Suggested Reading184
Key Terms185
5Achievement186
Individual Difference Factors187
Social Factors211
The Single-Sex Classroom Debate223
Summary225
Discussion Questions226
Suggested Reading227
Key Terms227
6Communication228
Interaction Styles in Childhood229
Interaction Styles in Adulthood234
Language237
Nonverbal Behavior243
Support Provision in Interactions247
Physician-Patient Interactions249
Influenceability251
Leadership258
Explanations for Sex Differences in Communication262
Summary270
Discussion Questions272
Suggested Reading272
Key Terms272
7Friendship273
Children's Friendship274
Adult Friendship275
Conflict in Friendship293
Ethnic and Cross-Cultural Research on Friendship294
Changes over the Life Span296
Cross-Sex Friendship298
Friendship at Work303
Cross-Race Friendship305
Friendships of Lesbians and Gay Men306
Summary307
Discussion Questions309
Suggested Reading309
Key Terms309
8Romantic Relationships311
Relationship Development312
The Nature of Romantic Relationships322
Maintaining Relationships335
Conflict345
Gay and Lesbian Relationships355
Cohabiting Relationships362
Summary365
Discussion Questions367
Suggested Reading367
Key Terms367
9Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations369
Sex Differences in Mortality369
Sex Differences in Morbidity373
Explanations for Sex Differences in Health376
Conclusions412
Summary413
Discussion Questions414
Suggested Reading414
Key Terms415
10Relationships and Health416
Effects of Marriage on Health417
Effect of Bereavement on Health423
Effect of Relationship Dissolution on Health427
Effect of Marital Quality on Health432
Division of Labor437
Effect of Social Support on Health447
Summary452
Discussion Questions454
Suggested Reading454
Key Terms454
11Multiple Roles and Health455
Work Role457
Quality of Work Role466
Family Roles476
Interactive Effects among Roles481
Combining Roles486
Family-Supportive Work Environment492
Role Buffering and Role Exacerbation493
Summary496
Discussion Questions497
Suggested Reading498
Key Terms498
12Mental Health500
Sex Differences in Depression500
Methodological Artifacts504
Theories of Depression508
Challenges of Adolescence528
Eating Disorders531
Suicide537
Summary542
Discussion Questions543
Suggested Reading544
Key Terms544
13Aggression546
Aggression/Violence547
Theories of Aggression551
Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Coercion560
Domestic Abuse567
Sexual Harassment573
Summary581
Discussion Questions581
Suggested Reading582
Key Terms582
References583
Author Index649
Subject Index669

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