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Women's Lives : A Psychological Exploration

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3rd
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9780205255634

ISBN10:
0205255639
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Pub. Date:
2/8/2012
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Pearson
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Summary

Cutting-edge, comprehensive coverage with unique chronological approach within topical chapters Women's Lives: A Psychological Explorationdraws on a wealth of the literature to present a rich range of experiences and issues of relevance to girls and women. This text offers the unique combination of a chronological approach to gender that is embedded within topical chapters. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, each chapter integrates current material on women differing in age, ethnicity, social class, nationality, sexual orientation and ableness. The third edition reflects substantial changes in the field while maintaining its empirical focus through engaging writing, student activities, and critical thinking exercises. With over 2,100 new references emphasizing the latest research and theories, and for the first time, MySearchLab with eText, the authors continue to pique interests in psychology of women. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand the diversity of women's identities by examining extensive coverage of women of color, women in other cultures around the world, and sexual minority women Understand the issues and experiences relating to women in midlife and beyond Note:MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the MySearchLab with eText, please visit:www.mySearchLab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205860575 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205860579

Author Biography

Claire Etaugh received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is Professor of Psychology at Bradley University where she has taught Psychology of Women courses since 1979. A Fellow of the Society for the Psychology of Women and Development Psychology divisions of the American Psychological Association, she has published over 100 articles in such journals as the Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, Child Development, and Developmental Psychology. She is the co-author of The World of Children, Psychology of Women: A Lifespan Perspective, and Women’s Lives: A Psychological Exploration. She has been a contributing editor for the Psychology of Women Quarterly and Sex Roles.

 

 

Judith Bridges earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina. She is Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where she taught the Psychology of Women course for 20 years. Her research, which has focused on a variety of issues related to women and gender, has been published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly and Sex Roles.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the Psychology of Women: History and Research
  2. Cultural Representations of Gender
  3. Gender Self-Concept and Gender Attitudes: Developmental Processes and Individual Differences
  4. Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
  5. Gender Comparisons: Social Behavior, Personality, Communication, and Cognition
  6. Sexuality
  7. Reproductive System and Childbearing
  8. Relationships
  9. Education and Achievement
  10. Employment
  11. Balancing Family and Work
  12. Physical Health
  13. Mental Health
  14. Violence Against Girls and Women
  15. A Feminist Future: Goals, Actions and Attitudes


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