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From the way we dress to the way we are treated by our peers, gender is a crucial part of our identity which is threaded into every aspect of our lives. In this fascinating introduction, Franklin first discusses the effects of gender identity on behaviour before then exploring the theoretical perspectives on why these differences occur.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012
  • 224 p.
  • 0230302734
  • 9780230302730
  • 926,807

About Leanne Franklin

LEANNE FRANKLIN Associate Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales.show more

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Gender is a hugely important factor in how we see the world, not just for psychologists but society as a whole. From the key theoretical developments, through the development of gender in childhood and on to the way gender is interpreted by different cultures around the world, Franklin's spirited introduction shows how gender shapes our understanding of life. Whatever your level of study, this book will give you a deeper understanding of the way gender continues to affect the way we think and behave.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.- Sex Differences.- Gender and Early Childhood.- Gender and Middle Childhood.- Gender and Adolescence.- Psychoanalytic Approaches.- Cognitive Development Theory.- Gender Schema Theory.- Social Learning Theory.- History and Gender.- Culture and Gender.- Glossary.show more

Review quote

'This textbook is wonderfully written and a perfect resource for every psychology student. It captures a range of different viewpoints on gender and shows the need to consider both the role of culture and biological factors in how we understand what it means to be male or female. This book explores key topics at the heart of the discipline and reflects original ideas on the sex/gender binary. It is accessible, engaging and thought-provoking.' - Lewis Goodings, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Roehampton, London, UKshow more

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