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Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of a Woman

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9780618306329

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0618306323
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Pub. Date:
4/25/2003
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

In this text author Janet Hyde examines the balance of cultural and biological similarities (and differences) between the genders, noting how these characteristics may affect issues of equality, and also how men and women behave towards one another. By putting into context the proliferation of research in the field and clearly explaining the relationship between gender and emotion, the author helps demystify the scientific process and study of feminist psychology. Students receive a strong foundation for understanding the influences of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, as well as strategies for thinking critically about "pop" versus academic feminism as it relates to psychology. The Gender and Emotion chapter reflects the latest research on these issues with topics that address the emotional differences between genders, ethnicity, stereotyping, and experience as well as the ways in which family or peers can socialize children about how to label and interpret their feelings and in the process, are likely to impose gender stereotypes. Women and the Web features at the end of each chapter provide full descriptions of key sites related to the chapter topic. Links can be found on the textbook companion site.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 Introduction
1(28)
Why Study the Psychology of Women?
2(2)
Sex, Gender, and Sexism
4(1)
Is There a Psychology of Women?
5(2)
Sources of Sex Bias in Psychological Research
7(13)
Looking Ahead
20(9)
2 Theoretical Perspectives
29(52)
Psychoanalytic Theory
30(7)
Variations on a Freudian Theme
37(5)
Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology
42(8)
Social Learning Theory
50(5)
Cognitive-Developmental Theory
55(8)
Gender Schema Theory
63(5)
Feminist Theories
68(10)
In Conclusion
78(3)
3 Gender Stereotypes and Gender Differences
81(34)
Stereotypes, Real Differences, and the Nature-Nurture Issue
82(7)
Stereotype Threat
89(2)
Gender Differences Versus Individual Differences
91(1)
Meta-Analysis
92(2)
Aggressive Behavior
94(4)
Self-Esteem
98(3)
Activity
101(1)
Helping Behavior
102(1)
Anxiety
102(1)
Empathy
103(1)
Beyond Gender Stereotypes: Androgyny?
104(6)
Stages of Gender-Role Development
110(2)
In Conclusion
112(3)
4 Women of Color
115(27)
Introduction
116(2)
An Ethnic/Cultural Critique of Psychological Research
118(3)
Cultural Heritages of Women of Color in the United States
121(5)
Gender Roles and Ethnicity
126(6)
Education
132(3)
Mental Health Issues
135(2)
Feminism and Women of Color
137(3)
In Conclusion
140(2)
5 Gender and Language
142(1)
Gender Differences in Language Use
143(6)
Body Language: Nonverbal Communication
149(3)
How Women Are Treated in Language
152(7)
Some Practical Suggestions
159(5)
In Conclusion
164
6 Gender and Emotion
142(39)
Gender Stereotypes About Emotions
166(5)
Gender and Emotional Experience and Expression
171(4)
The Socialization of Gendered Emotions
175(4)
In Conclusion
179(2)
7 From Infancy to Old Age: Development Across the Lifespan
181(33)
Infancy
182(3)
Childhood
185(7)
Adolescence
192(8)
Early Adulthood
200(6)
Middle Age
206(2)
Old Age
208(4)
In Conclusion
212(2)
8 Abilities, Achievement, and Motivation
214(26)
Abilities
215(6)
Choosing Courses: How to Avoid Math
221(6)
The SAT
227(2)
Achievement
229(3)
Achievement Motivation
232(2)
Motive to Avoid Success
234(3)
Attributions: When a Woman Succeeds, Is It Just Luck?
237(1)
In Conclusion
238(2)
9 Women and Work
240(27)
Stereotypes About Women and Work
241(1)
Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
242(13)
Occupational Segregation
255(2)
Work and Family Issues
257(8)
In Conclusion
265(2)
10 Biological Influences on Women's Behavior 267(16)
Genes
268(2)
Basic Physiological Processes
270(1)
Sex Hormones
271(4)
The Brain
275(7)
In Conclusion
282(1)
11 Psychology and Women's Health Issues 283(39)
Gender and Health
284(3)
Women and the Health Care System
287(2)
Menstruation
289(14)
Menopause
303(3)
Contraception
306(2)
Abortion
308(3)
Breast Cancer
311(3)
Women and HIV
314(5)
In Conclusion
319(3)
12 Female Sexuality 322(27)
Physiology
323(4)
Common Fallacies
327(2)
The G-Spot?
329(1)
Psychological Aspects
330(9)
Gender, Race, and Sexuality
339(1)
Sexual Dysfunction and Therapy
340(7)
Gender Similarities
347(2)
13 Lesbian and Bisexual Women 349(25)
Stereotypes and Discrimination
351(2)
Lesbian Culture
353(2)
Coming Out
355(2)
Mental Health Issues
357(4)
Theoretical Views
361(3)
Why Do Women Become Lesbian, Bi, or Straight?
364(2)
Differences Between Lesbians and Gay Men
366(1)
Lesbians and Ethnicity
367(2)
Bisexual Women
369(1)
In Conclusion
370(4)
14 The Victimization of Women 374(33)
Rape
375(12)
Prevention and Treatment 385
Battered Women
387(9)
Sexual Harassment
396(4)
Child Sexual Abuse
400(5)
In Conclusion
405(2)
15 Women and Mental Health Issues 407(25)
Gender Ratios and Mental Health
408(1)
Depression
408(4)
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
412(3)
Eating Disorders
415(10)
Sexism and Psychotherapy
425(5)
How Traditional Therapies Apply to Women
430(2)
16 New Therapies for Women 432(41)
New Directions
435(5)
Psychology of Men
Male Roles
440(3)
Traditional Psychology's View of Men and Masculinity
443(4)
A New View: Sex-Role Strain
447(1)
Lifespan Development
448(11)
Men of Color
459(5)
Health Issues
464(2)
Male Sexuality
466(4)
In Conclusion
470(3)
17 Retrospect and Prospect 473(16)
Future Research
474(3)
Re-Visioning Theory
477(1)
Feminism Revisited
478(5)
Future Roles for Women
483(6)
Appendix: Psychology of Women Resource Directory 489(4)
Glossary 493(7)
Bibliography 500(56)
Credits 556(2)
Index 558


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