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The Psychology of Women With Infotrac

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780534579647

ISBN10:
0534579647
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/17/2003
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

1. Introduction. 2. Gender Stereotypes and Other Gender Biases. 3. Infancy and Childhood. 4. Adolescence. 5. Cognitive Abilities and Achievement Motivation. 6. Gender Comparisons in Social and Personality Characteristics. 7. Women and Work. 8. Love Relationships. 9. Sexuality. 10. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. 11. Women and Physical Health. 12. Women and Psychological Disorders. 13. Violence Against Women. 14. Women and Older Adults. 15. Moving Onward.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Introduction
1(33)
Central Concepts in the Psychology of Women
3(6)
Sex and Gender
4(1)
Social Biases
4(1)
Feminist Approaches
5(1)
Psychological Approaches to Gender Similarity and Difference
6(3)
A Brief History of the Psychology of Women
9(3)
Early Studies of Gender Comparisons
9(1)
The Emergence of the Psychology of Women as a Discipline
10(1)
The Current Status of the Psychology of Women
11(1)
Women and Ethnicity
12(7)
The White-as-Normative Concept
13(1)
Women of Color
13(4)
U.S.-Centered Nationalism
17(2)
Problems and Biases in Research
19(8)
Formulating the Hypothesis
19(2)
Designing the Study
21(1)
Performing the Study
22(1)
Interpreting the Data
23(1)
Communicating the Findings
24(1)
Critical Thinking and the Psychology of Women
25(2)
About This Textbook
27(7)
Themes of the Book
27(2)
How to Use This Book Effectively
29(5)
Gender Stereotypes and Other Gender Biases
34(38)
Biased Representations of Women and Men
36(12)
Gender Biases Throughout History
36(3)
Gender Biases in Language
39(3)
Gender Biases in the Media
42(6)
People's Beliefs About Women and Men
48(24)
The Content of Stereotypes
48(4)
The Complexity of Contemporary Sexism
52(6)
Heterosexism
58(2)
The Social Cognitive Approach to Gender Stereotypes
60(4)
Gender Stereotypes and Behavior
64(2)
Internalizing Gender Stereotypes
66(6)
Infancy and Childhood
72(37)
Background on Gender Development
74(12)
Prenatal Sex Development
74(3)
How People Respond to Infant Girls and Boys
77(5)
Theories of Gender Development
82(4)
Factors That Shape Gender Typing
86(16)
Parents
86(5)
Peers
91(3)
School
94(3)
The Media
97(5)
Children's Knowledge About Gender
102(7)
Children's Stereotypes About Activities and Occupations
103(1)
Children's Stereotypes About Personality
104(1)
Factors Related to Children's Gender Stereotypes
105(4)
Adolescence
109(33)
Puberty and Menstruation
111(9)
Puberty
111(1)
Biological Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle
112(2)
Menstrual Pain
114(1)
The Controversial Premenstrual Syndrome
115(3)
Menstrual Joy
118(1)
Cultural Attitudes Toward Menstruation
119(1)
Self-Concept and Identity During Adolescence
120(7)
Body Image and Physical Attractiveness
121(2)
Feminist Identity
123(1)
Ethnic Identity
124(1)
Self-Esteem
125(2)
Education and Career Planning
127(6)
Young Women's Experiences in Middle School and High School
127(1)
Early Experiences in Math and Science
128(1)
Higher Education
129(1)
Career Aspirations
130(1)
Career Aspirations Versus Reality
131(2)
Interpersonal Relationships During Adolescence
133(9)
Family Relationships During Adolescence
133(1)
Friendships During Adolescence
134(2)
Romantic Relationships During Adolescence
136(6)
Gender Comparisons in Cognitive Abilities and Attitudes About Success
142(29)
Background on Gender Comparisons
144(3)
Cautions About Research on Gender Comparisons
144(2)
Two Approaches to Summarizing Multiple Studies
146(1)
Cognitive Abilities
147(14)
Cognitive Abilities That Show No Consistent Gender Differences
148(1)
Verbal Ability
149(2)
Mathematics Ability
151(2)
Spatial Ability
153(4)
Explaining the Gender Comparisons
157(4)
Achievement Motivation and Attitudes About Success
161(10)
Biases in the Research on Achievement Motivation
161(1)
Achievement Motivation
162(1)
Fear of Success
162(1)
Confidence in Your Own Achievement and Ability
163(3)
Attributions for Your Own Success
166(5)
Gender Comparisons in Social and Personality Characteristics
171(35)
Communication Patterns
174(12)
Verbal Communication
175(2)
Nonverbal Communication
177(6)
Potential Explanations for Gender Differences in Communication
183(3)
Characteristics Related to Helping and Caring
186(8)
Altruism
187(1)
Nurturance
188(1)
Empathy
189(1)
Moral Judgments Concerning Other People
190(2)
Friendship
192(2)
Characteristics Related to Aggression and Power
194(12)
Gender and Aggression: The Social Constructionists' Concerns
195(1)
Overt Aggression Versus Relational Aggression
196(1)
Gender and Aggression: Other Important Factors
197(2)
Leadership
199(2)
Persuasion
201(5)
Women and Work
206(38)
Background Factors Related to Women's Employment
208(7)
What Factors Are Related to Women's Employment?
209(1)
Women and Welfare
210(2)
Discrimination in Hiring Patterns
212(3)
Discrimination in the Workplace
215(9)
Salary Discrimination
216(3)
Discrimination in Promotions
219(1)
Other Kinds of Treatment Discrimination
220(1)
Discrimination Against Lesbians in the Workplace
221(1)
What to Do About Treatment Discrimination
222(2)
Women's Experiences in Selected Occupations
224(9)
Employment in Traditionally Female Occupations
224(3)
Employment in Traditionally Male Professions
227(2)
Employment in Traditionally Male Blue-Collar Jobs
229(1)
Why Are Women Scarce in Certain Occupations?
230(2)
Homemakers
232(1)
Coordinating Employment with Personal Life
233(11)
Marriage
233(3)
Children
236(3)
Personal Adjustment
239(5)
Love Relationships
244(42)
Dating and Living Together
246(10)
The Ideal Romantic Partner
246(3)
Explanations for Gender Differences in Preference Patterns
249(3)
Characteristics of Heterosexual Love Relationships
252(1)
Living Together
252(2)
Breaking Up
254(2)
Marriage and Divorce
256(10)
Marital Satisfaction
257(3)
Responsibility and Power in Marriage
260(1)
Marriage and Women of Color
261(2)
Divorce
263(3)
Lesbians and Bisexual Women
266(13)
The Psychological Adjustment of Lesbians
268(1)
The Fluidity of Female Sexual Orientation
268(1)
Characteristics of Lesbian Relationships
269(3)
Lesbian Women of Color
272(1)
Bisexual Women
273(2)
Theoretical Explanations About Sexual Orientation
275(4)
Single Women
279(7)
Characteristics of Single Women
280(1)
Attitudes Toward Single Women
280(1)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Being Single
281(1)
Single Women of Color
282(4)
Sexuality
286(34)
Background on Women's Sexuality
288(5)
Theoretical Perspectives
288(1)
Female Sexual Anatomy
289(1)
Sexual Responses
290(3)
Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
293(11)
Attitudes About Sexuality
293(2)
Sexual Scripts
295(1)
Sex Education
296(2)
Adolescent Sexual Behavior
298(1)
Adult Sexual Behavior
299(1)
Communication About Sexuality
300(1)
Lesbians and Sexuality
300(2)
Older Women and Sexuality
302(2)
Sexual Disorders
304(3)
Low Sexual Desire
304(1)
Female Orgasmic Disorder
304(1)
How Gender Roles Contribute to Sexual Disorders
305(1)
Therapy for Sexual Disorders
306(1)
Birth Control and Abortion
307(13)
Birth Control Methods
308(1)
Who Uses Birth Control?
309(2)
Obstacles to Using Birth Control
311(2)
Contraception and Family Planning in Developing Countries
313(1)
Abortion
313(7)
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood
320(31)
Pregnancy
322(6)
The Biology of Pregnancy
322(1)
Physical Reactions During Pregnancy
323(1)
Emotional Reactions During Pregnancy
324(2)
Attitudes Toward Pregnant Women
326(1)
Pregnant Women and Employment
326(2)
Childbirth
328(5)
The Biology of Childbirth
328(2)
Emotional Reactions to Childbirth
330(1)
Alternative Models of Childbirth
331(2)
Motherhood
333(18)
Stereotypes About Motherhood
333(1)
The Reality of Motherhood
334(3)
Motherhood and Women of Color
337(2)
Lesbian Mothers
339(1)
Postpartum Disturbances
340(2)
Breast Feeding
342(1)
Returning to the Workplace After Childbirth
343(1)
Deciding Whether to Have Children
344(2)
Infertility
346(5)
Women and Physical Health
351(34)
The Health Care and Health Status of Women
354(12)
Biases Against Women
354(2)
Health Issues for Women in Developing Countries
356(2)
Gender Comparisons in Life Expectancy
358(1)
Gender Comparisons in Overall Health
358(2)
Heart Disease, Breast Cancer, and Other Specific Health Problems
360(6)
Women with Disabilities
366(4)
Work Patterns of Women with Disabilities
368(1)
Personal Relationships of Women with Disabilities
369(1)
AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
370(7)
Background Information on AIDS
370(2)
Medical Aspects of AIDS
372(1)
How AIDS Is Transmitted
373(1)
Living with AIDS
374(1)
Preventing AIDS
374(1)
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
375(2)
Women and Substance Abuse
377(8)
Smoking
377(2)
Alcohol Abuse
379(3)
Other Substance-Abuse Problems
382(3)
Women and Psychological Disorders
385(31)
Depression
387(7)
Characteristics of Depression
388(1)
Explanations for the Gender Difference in Depression
388(6)
Eating Disorders and Related Problems
394(8)
Anorexia Nervosa
395(1)
Bulimia Nervosa
396(1)
Binge-Eating Disorder
396(1)
The Culture of Slimness
397(3)
Being Overweight and Dieting
400(2)
Treating Psychological Disorders in Women
402(14)
Psychotherapy and Sexism
403(1)
Psychotherapy with Lesbian and Bisexual Women
404(1)
Psychotherapy with Women of Color
404(4)
Traditional Therapies and Women
408(3)
Feminist Therapy
411(5)
Violence Against Women
416(40)
Sexual Harassment
418(7)
Why Is Sexual Harassment an Important Issue?
421(1)
How Often Does Sexual Harassment Occur?
421(1)
Women's Reactions to Sexual Harassment
422(1)
Attitudes About Sexual Harassment
422(1)
What to Do About Sexual Harassment
423(2)
Rape
425(17)
How Often Does Rape Occur?
426(1)
Acquaintance Rape
427(2)
Fear of Rape
429(1)
Women's Reactions to Rape
429(2)
Attitudes About Rape
431(3)
Myths About Rape
434(1)
Child Sexual Abuse
435(2)
Rape Prevention
437(5)
The Abuse of Women
442(14)
How Often Does the Abuse of Women Occur?
444(1)
The Dynamics of Abuse
444(1)
Women's Reactions to Abuse
445(1)
Characteristics Associated with Abusive Relationships
445(2)
Attitudes About the Abuse of Women
447(1)
Myths About the Abuse of Women
448(1)
How Abused Women Take Action
449(2)
Society's Response to the Problem of Abuse
451(5)
Women and Older Adulthood
456(29)
Attitudes Toward Older Women
459(5)
The Media
459(1)
The Double Standard of Aging
460(3)
Cross-Cultural Views of Older Women
463(1)
Older Women, Retirement, and Economic Issues
464(3)
Planning for Retirement
464(1)
Adjusting to Retirement
465(1)
Economic Issues
465(2)
Menopause
467(6)
Physical Changes During Menopause
468(1)
Hormone Replacement Therapy
468(1)
Attitudes Toward Menopause
469(2)
Psychological Reactions to Menopause
471(2)
Social Aspects of Older Women's Lives
473(12)
Family Relationships
473(2)
Widowhood and the Death of Life Partners
475(2)
Older Women of Color
477(1)
Satisfaction with Life
478(1)
Rewriting Our Life Stories
479(1)
Final Words
480(5)
Moving Onward . . .
485(18)
The Future of the Discipline of the Psychology of Women
487(2)
The Increasing Number of Women in Psychology
487(1)
Developing a More Inclusive Psychology of Women
488(1)
Women of Color and the Feminist Movement
489(2)
The Men's Movement
491(2)
Some Discouraging Trends
493(3)
The Rigid Interpretation of Feminism
494(1)
The Backlash Against Feminism
495(1)
Some Helpful Trends
496(7)
Women's Studies Courses
496(1)
The Women's Movement in North America
497(1)
The Women's Movement Worldwide
498(1)
Helping to Change the Future: Becoming an Activist
499(4)
References 503(92)
Name Index 595(20)
Subject Index 615(24)
Credits 639


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