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Current Directions in Gender Psychology for Women's Lives: A Psychological Exploration

Current Directions in Gender Psychology for Women's Lives: A Psychological Exploration

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    ISBN-13: 2900205680121
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 07/15/2009
    Series: Association for Psychological Science Readers Series
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 192
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Wendy A. Goldberg is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine and is Vice Chair of the Department. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Education.  She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the National Council on Family Relations. At UC Irvine, Professor Goldberg teaches the Development of Gender Differences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her mentorship of undergraduates earned her the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Her professional articles and books concern the family context of child development and span the topics of maternal employment, the transition to parenthood, fatherhood, attachment, sleep arrangements, autism, and gender roles.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 1

    Section 1 Physical Health 3

    Physiological Stress Response, Estrogen, and the Male-Female Mortality Gap (Vol. 17, No. 5, 2008, pp. 348-352) Eero Kajantie 5

    Gender and Cardiovascular Disease: A Psychobiological and Integrative Approach (Vol. 12, No. 4, 2003, pp. 129-133) Catherine M. Stoney 13

    Resilience and Vulnerability to Daily Stressors Assessed via Diary Methods (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 64-68) David M. Almeida 20

    The Body Stripped Down: An Existential Account of the Threat Posed by the Physical Body (Vol. 14, No. 4, 2005, pp. 224-228) Jamie L. Goldenberg 28

    Critical Thinking Questions 35

    Section 2 Psychological Health and Well-Being 37

    Gender Differences in Depression (Vol. 10, No. 5, 2001, pp. 173-176) Susan Nolen-Hoeksema 39

    Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Peer Maltreatment: Studies of Relational Victimization (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002, pp. 98-101) Nicki R. Crick Juan F. Casas David A. Nelson 46

    Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents (Vol. 15, No. 5, 2006, pp. 241-244) Charlotte J. Patterson 52

    Self-Esteem Development Across the Life Span (Vol. 14, No. 3, 2005, pp. 158-162) Richard W. Robins Kali H. Trzesniewski 58

    Is Retirement Good or Bad for Subjective Well-Being? (Vol. 10, No. 3, 2002, pp. 83-86) Jungmeen E. Kim Phyllis Moen 66

    Critical Thinking Questions 72

    Section 3 Cognitive Functioning 73

    Infants' Differential Processing of Female and Male Faces (Vol. 15, No. 2, 2006, pp. 59-62) Jennifer L. Ramsey-Rennels Judith H. Langlois 75

    Children's Search for Gender Cues: Cognitive Perspectives on Gender Development (Vol. 13, No. 2, 2004, pp. 67-70) Carol Lynn Martin Diane Ruble 82

    Sex Differences in EpisodicMemory (Vol. 17, No. 1, 2008, pp. 52-56) Agneta Herlitz Jenny Rehnman 90

    Does Estrogen Protect Against Cognitive Aging in Women? (Vol. 16, No. 5, 2007, pp. 275-279) Barbara B. Sherwin 98

    A Cognitive-Process Taxonomy for Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 135-139) Diane F. Halpern 106

    Critical Thinking Questions 114

    Section 4 Evolution and Human Sexuality 115

    Human Sexuality: How Do Men and Women Differ? (Vol. 12, No. 2, 2003, pp. 34-40) Letitia Anne Peplau 117

    Cognitive Biases and Emotional Wisdom in the Evolution of Conflict Between the Sexes (Vol. 10, No. 6, 2001, pp. 219-223) David M. Buss 124

    Men's and Women's Mating Preferences: Distinct Evolutionary Mechanisms? (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002, pp. 88-93) Lynn Carol Miller Anila Putcha-Bhagavatula William C. Pedersen 131

    Emerging Perspectives on Distinctions Between Romantic Love and Sexual Desire (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 116-119) Lisa M. Diamond 141

    Adaptation to Sperm Competition in Humans (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007, pp. 47-50) Todd K. Shackelford Aaron T. Goetz 148

    Critical Thinking Questions 154

    Section 5 Social Context 155

    Children's Social and Moral Reasoning About Exclusion (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007, pp. 32-36) Melanie Killen 157

    Saying What You Don't Mean: Social Influences on Sarcastic Language Processing (Vol. 13, No. 5, 2004, pp. 186-189) Albert N. Katz Dawn G. Blasko Victoria A. Kazmerski 165

    Gender and Group Process: A Developmental Perspective (Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, pp. 54-58) Eleanor E. Maccoby 173

    New Directions in the Study of Gender Similarities and Differences (Vol. 16, No. 5, 2007, pp. 259-263) Janet Shibley Hyde 180

    Critical Thinking Questions 187

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