Psychology of Gender

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-11
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Unlike other gender texts-this text focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from the empirical research and conceptual discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. It reviews the research from multiple perspectives, but emphasizes the implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits, particularly for relationships and health-areas that are central to students'lives and that have a great impact on their day-to-day functioning.

Author Biography

Vicki S. Helgeson is a teacher at Carnegie Mellon University.

Table of Contents

Methods and History of Gender Research
Gender-Role Attitudes
Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations
Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory
Romantic Relationsips
Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations
Relationships and health
Work Roles and Health
Mental Health
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