The Social Psychology of Gender

The Social Psychology of Gender : How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations

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Gender relations are rife with contradictions and complexities. Exploring the full range of gender issues, this book offers a fresh perspective on everyday experiences of gender; the explicit and implicit attitudes that underlie beliefs about gender differences; and the consequences for our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Many real-world examples illustrate how the unique interdependence of men and women-coupled with pervasive power imbalances-shapes interactions in romantic relationships and the workplace. In the process, the authors shed new light on the challenges facing those who strive for gender parity. This ideal student text takes readers to the cutting edge of gender theory and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 30.48mm | 521.63g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 1606239635
  • 9781606239636
  • 607,070

About Laurie A. Rudman

Laurie A. Rudman, PhD, Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA and Peter Glick, PhD, Department of Psychology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, USAshow more

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"Although the social psychology of the interactions between men and women is complicated (and the authors make no attempt to oversimplify it), this book is an easy and enjoyable read. ... Would be ideal for a graduate-level psychology of gender course or even as a supplemental text for a class on intergroup relations." - Sex Roles "The best text I've seen to date on how gender influences social interaction...This book will engage students readily and teach them how to understand and analyze the impact of gender on everyday life. Their beliefs about social interaction will be forever changed. This excellent, well-organized text is accessible enough that it could be used in courses at any level." - Alice H. Eagly, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, USA "Engaging, informative, and broad ranging...The book systematically presents theoretical interpretations from three different schools of thought: evolutionary psychology, culture/role theory, and social structural theory. Ideal for classroom use as well as for anyone who wants to learn about important new directions in research on gender dynamics." - Mary R. Jackman, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis, USA "The review is comprehensive, the writing lively, and the insights plentiful. A 'must read' for all students of gender. I plan to use this book in my undergraduate course." - Madeline E. Heilman, Department of Psychology, New York University, USAshow more

Table of contents

1. Understanding Gender. 2. Dominance and Interdependence. 3. Development of Gender Relations. 4. Content and Origins of Gender Stereotypes. 5. Descriptive and Prescriptive Stereotyping. 6. Self-Sustaining Prophecies. 7. Obstacles to Gender Nonconformity. 8. Sexism in the Workplace. 9. Love and Romance. 10. Sex. 11. Gender and Violence. 12. Progress, Pitfalls, and more