The Psychology of Gender, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-19
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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To what extent does gender influence our behavior, thoughts, and feelings? How do "nature" and "nurture" interact to shape our identities as female or male? And what are the effects of gender on the ways we are perceived and treated by others? The second edition of this important text and reference confronts the central questions pertaining to gender differences and similarities across the lifespan. Rather than focusing on a particular viewpoint, the volume is carefully designed to foster comparison among different lines of psychological research and provide a broad survey of cutting-edge work in the field.

Author Biography

Alice H. Eagly, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and faculty fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Dr. Eagly is particularly known for her research on the psychology of gender and the psychology of attitudes. She has received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Donald Campbell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology from the Society for Social and Personality Psychology.

Anne E. Beall, PhD, is President of Beall Research and Training, a firm that applies principles and findings from psychology to the business world. Dr. Beall conducts training seminars on gender, nonverbal communication, persuasion, sales, and detecting deception. She also conducts marketing research on a variety of strategic business issues. She has held positions at The Boston Consulting Group and National Analysts, and has written book chapters and articles about emotional expression, consumer psychology, and marketing.

Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University. He has published over 950 books, articles, and book chapters, and was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Androgen, Estrogen, and Gender: Contributions of the Early Hormone Environment to Gender-Related Behaviorp. 9
The Psychobiology of Gender: Cognitive Effects of Reproductive Hormones in the Adult Nervous Systemp. 38
Sex Roles as Adaptations: An Evolutionary Perspective on Gender Differences and Similaritiesp. 65
Social Cognitive Theory of Gender Development and Functioningp. 92
Gender Socialization: A Parent x Child Modelp. 120
Psychoanalytic Theories of Genderp. 145
Gender Differences in Relational and Collective Interdependence: Implications for Self-Views, Social Behavior, and Subjective Well-Beingp. 169
On the Construction of Gender, Sex, and Sexualitiesp. 192
Gender as Status: An Expectation States Theory Approachp. 217
The Bases of Gendered Powerp. 242
Social Role Theory of Sex Differences and Similarities: Implications for the Partner Preferences of Women and Menp. 269
Cultural Diversity and Cross-Cultural Perspectivesp. 296
Sex Changes: A Current Perspective on the Psychology of Genderp. 328
Author Indexp. 345
Subject Indexp. 355
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