The Psychology of Gender
For upper-level undergraduate/ graduate-level gender-focused courses in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Gender Studies.Unlike other gender texts-which focus almost exclusively on women-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. Going well beyond simple summary statements of the similarities and differences between men and women, it explains the similarities and differences-and the magnitude of differences-between men's and women's thoughts, feelings, and behavior. 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.
- Paperback | 674 pages
- 190.5 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 1,065.94g
- 20 Jun 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
1. Introduction. 2. Conceptualization and Measurement of Gender Roles and Gender-Role Attitudes. 3. Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations. 4. Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory. 5. Achievement. 6. Communication. 7. Friendship. 8. Romantic Relationships. 9. Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations. 10. Relationships and Health. 11. Multiple Roles and Health. 12. Mental Health. 13. Aggression. 14. Chronic Illness (Available only on Web).
About Vicki S. Helgeson
Vicki S. Helgeson, accomplished scholar and teacher from Carnegie Mellon University, draws from research in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health to explore the roles that society has assigned to men and women. Other variables, such as sex, status, and gender-related traits, are addressed and contribute to the understanding of the individual in the social context in this exciting new introductory text.