A New Psychology of Women : Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity
This is the first psychology of women textbook to present an in-depth introduction to the diversity of women in cross-cultural perspective. Using a narrative approach, the text describes the ways in which cultures, including American culture, shape women's experiences. The text focuses on the diversity and the commonality of women's experiences through research carried out by scholars outside the United States, or outside the mainstream within the United States.
- Paperback | 592 pages
- 185.4 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 839.16g
- 01 Aug 2002
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- United States
- English, Multiple languages
- 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations, ports.
About Hilary M. Lips
Hilary M. Lips was born in Canada and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Windsor. After earning her doctorate at Northwestern University, she taught at the University of Winnipeg for a number of years where she developed a course on the psychology of gender and helped initiate the Women's Studies program. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona's Southwest Institute for Research on Women, the University of South Florida, The University of Costa Rica, and the Institute for Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is the author of a number of books and articles about the psychology of women and gender, including Sex & Gender: An Introduction, Fourth Edition (Mayfield, 2001) and Women, Men, and Power (Mayfield 1991). She now teaches in the Psychology Department at Radford University, Virginia, where she is also Director of the Center for Gender Studies and director of the Women's Studies program.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Why a Global, Multicultural Psychology of WomenChapter 2: Female-Male Comparisons: The Meaning and Significance of DifferenceChapter 3: Growing up Female: The Female Body and its MeaningsChapter 4: Growing up Female II: Expectations, Images, and IdentitiesChapter 5: Getting the Message: Self-Confidence, Assertiveness, and EntitlementChapter 6: Connections: Communicating with and Relating to OthersChapter 7: Family and Intimate RelationshipsChapter 8: Women's WorkChapter 9: Physical Health, Illness, and HealingChapter 10: Mental Health, Illness, and TherapyChapter 11: Myths and Scripts for Women Growing OlderChapter 12: SexualitiesChapter 13: Violence Against Women: A Worldwide ProblemChapter 14: Leadership, Power, and Social Change