The Psychology of Gender, in its attempt to understand all of the issues surrounding gender and gender issues, does not give preference to one specific viewpoint or approach. Instead, the chapter authors vary both in how they view gender and in how they support their view: Some address broad sweeping theories of gender, while others focus on a specific issue.
The book is divided into three separate but distinctly related sections. Chapters in the first section address how gender affects our thoughts and behavior. The second section explores broad theories of why the two genders appear to be different; and finally, the third section illustrates how gender operates in biological and cultural ways. Each of these sections is steeped in both theory and data with chapters written by distinguished authorities. Together, their contributions provide a uniquely comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of the many controversial issues that surround the topic of gender.
Providing a valuable framework for the study of gender, this book illuminates the social and scholarly debates that have profound implications for the way men and women perceive themselves, and how these perceptions affect their relationships at work, with their children, and with each other. It will interest clinicians and researchers, academics, and informed general readers alike. Clearly written and well integrated, it serves as text for courses in the psychology of gender and as supplementary reading for introductory courses in psychology, social psychology and sociology.
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About the Author
Anne E. Beall is a Doctoral candidate in Social Psychology at Yale University. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware in 1988. She received her Master of Science degree from Yale in 1990, and her Master of Philosophy degree from Yale in 1991. Her research interests include love, close relationships, gender, and emotions.
Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University. He was graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1972, and received his Ph.D. at Stanford in 1975. Sternberg is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and currently is Editor of the PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN and is President-Elect, Division 1 of the APA. He is the author of over 300 books, chapters, and articles in the field of psychology. He has received over $5 million in government and foundation grants to study intelligence and related topics, and is currently involved in several projects in the schools, including the development of a program for teaching practical and creative intelligence for schools to sixth-graders. Sternberg has won numerous awards from various organizations, including the American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, Guggenheim Foundation, Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and the National Association for Gifted Children. Sternberg is married to Alejandra Campos, and has two children, Seth (13), and Sara (12).
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1. Introduction, Anne E. Beall, Alice H. Eagly and Robert J. Sternberg
2. Androgen, Estrogen, and Gender: Contributions of the Early Hormone Environment to Gender-Related Behavior, Melissa Hines
3. The Psychobiology of Gender: Cognitive Effects of Reproductive Hormones in the Adult Nervous System, Elizabeth Hampson and Scott D. Moffat
4. Sex Roles as Adaptations: An Evolutionary Perspective on Gender Differences and Similarities, Douglas T. Kenrick, Melanie R. Trost, and Jill M. Sundie
5. Social Cognitive Theory of Gender Development and Functioning, Kay Bussey and Albert Bandura
6. Gender Socialization: A Parent x Child Model, Eva M. Pomerantz, Florrie Fei-Yin Ng, and Qian Wang
7. Psychoanalytic Theories of Gender, Leslie C. Bell
8. Gender Differences in Relational and Collective Interdependence: Implications for Self-Views, Social Behavior, and Subjective Well-Being, Wendi L. Gardner and Shira Gabriel
9. On the Construction of Gender, Sex, and Sexualities, Jeanne Maracek, Mary Crawford, and Danielle Popp
10. Gender as Status: An Expectations States Theory Approach, Cecilia L. Ridgeway and Chris Bourg
11. The Bases of Gendered Power, Felicia Pratto and Angela Walker
12. Social Role Theory of Sex Differences and Similarities: Implications for the Partner Preferences of Women and Men, Alice H. Eagly, Wendy Wood, and Mary Johannesen-Schmidt
13. Cultural Diversity and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Deborah L. Best and Jennifer J. Thomas
14. Sex Changes: A Current Perspective on the Psychology of Gender, Marianne LaFrance, Elizabeth Levy Paluck, and Victoria Brescoll
Table of Contents
Foreword, Ellen Berscheid
Preface, Anne E. Beall and Robert J. Sternberg
1. What is the Relation of Gender to Biology and Environment?: An Evolutionary Model of
How What you Answer Depends on Just What You Ask, Robert J. Sternberg
I. GENDER IN THOUGHT AND ACTION.
2. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: A Social Psychological View of Gender, Florence L. Geis
3. Gender in Thought, Belief, and Action: A Cognitive Approach, Susan E. Cross and Hazel
4. The Social Learning of Gender, Bernice Lott and Diane Maluso
II. BROAD THEORIES OF GENDER.
5. A Social Constructionist View of Gender, Anne E. Beall
6. The Evolutionary Perspective, Douglas T. Kenrick and Melanie R. Trost
7. Aspects of Early Gender Development: A Psychodynamic Perspective, Irene Fast
III. GENDER ACROSS THE LIFE-SPAN AND ACROSS CULTURES.
8. Gender and Childhood Socialization, Carol Nagy Jacklin and Chandra Reynolds
9. A Cross-Cultural Viewpoint, Deborah L. Best and John E. Williams
10. The Psychology of Gender: A Perspective on Perspectives, Mahzarin R. Banaji
Clinicians, researchers, academics, and informed general readers,.it also serves as a text for courses in the psychology of gender and as supplementary reading for introductory courses in psychology, social psychology and sociology