Women and Gender

Women and Gender : Transforming Psychology

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For courses in Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender, Feminist Psychology, Women and Society, and Sex and Gender.Well-grounded in research, this accessible text presents psychology as it has been transformed and is being transformed by the inclusion of women in the discipline. It discusses the changes that a feminist vision of psychology has made in everything from the methods used to the topics being studied until ultimately, the students' views of psychology and themselves are transformed.show more

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  • Paperback | 413 pages
  • 179.8 x 233.7 x 18.3mm | 603.29g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130995851
  • 9780130995858

About Jan Yoder

Jan Yoder earned her doctorate in psychology in 1979 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her interests in women, gender, and feminism developed professionally through her observations of the first women cadets at West Point and personally through her own struggles with sexual harassment, dual-career challenges, work-family juggling, and women's universal exposure to sexism. Her job paths traveled a circuitous but enlightening route through West Point, where she stood out as one of the first two civilian women to teach at the Academy; through a small student-centered college in St. Louis, Webster University; through an exhilarating foray into the world of advertising and marketing research in Chicago at DDB Needham Worldwide; to large research-oriented universities in Milwaukee and finally Akron. The wealth of these diverse experiences comes through in this book as she blends a strong research base with her sensitivity to women's and men's everyday lives and with an engaging style that comes from teaching for over 20 years in a variety of college and university settings. She served as Director of Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1989-1992 and has typically contributed to Women's Studies programs at the universities where she has worked. She also has been very active in the Society for the Psychology of Women (APR's Division 35), serving as program chair for the 1994 convention, newsletter editor, secretary, and president in 2000-2001. She now lives in Akron, Ohio with her awesome children, Kate and Dan, her soul-mate partner, sociologist John Zipp, and her working-late dog and cat companions, Sandy and Emma. She remembers enjoying reading, gardening, hiking, weight-lifting, cooking, and needlework, but with kids, job, this book . . . they seem like distant memories. If you'd like to contact her, e-mail is a good bet: jyoder@uakron.edu.show more

Table of contents

1. Feminist Transformations of Psychology: There's No Turning Back. 2. The Intersection of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality. 3. Growing Up: Learning to be Ourselves in a Gender-Polarized World. 4. Changes Across the Life Course: Women's Lives from Adolescence through Old Age. 5. Gender Comparisons: Questioning the Significance of Difference. 6. Sexism: Sexist Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination. 7. Women's Multiple Roles: Achieving Satisfaction in Close Relationships. 8. Multiple Roles Continued: Work, Wages, and Closing the Gap. 9. Women's Physical Health and Well-Being: Understudied, Mythologized, but Changing. 10. Women's Mental Health and Well-Being: From "Mental Disorders" to Feminist Practice. 11. Male Violence Against Girls and Women: Linking Fears of Violence, Harassment, Rape, and Abuse. 12. Making a Difference: Transforming Ourselves, Our Relationships, and Our Society. References. Index.show more

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