Gender : Psychological Perspectives

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Gender: Psychological Perspectives examines the behavior, biology, and social context in which both women and men function. This text examines the topic of genderthe behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological sex. Research and scholarship form the basis of this book, providing the material for a critical review and an overall picture of gender from a psychological perspective. To accent the relevance of research findings in vivid detail, Brannon supplements the review of scholarly research with personal, narrative accounts of gender-relevant aspects of people's lives. Brannon highlights the cross-cultural perspective of gender by including a section on diversity in each chapter plus weaving diversity issues throughout the text. The personal narrative and diversity highlights help to balance the research-based scholarship with the personal experience of gender.

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with Considering Diversity
Chapter Summary
Glossary, and Suggested Readings
The Study of Gender
Headline: The New Gender Wars,Psychology Today, November/December, 2000
History of the Study of Sex Differences in Psychology
Issues in the Study of Gender
Researching Sex and Gender
Headline: Caution: Women Seething,"" Vanity Fair June, 2005
How Science Developed
Approaches to Research
Gender Bias in Research
Gender Stereotypes: Masculinity and Femininit
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