This highly respected, best-selling text offers students an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book captures women's own experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for her balance of scholarship and readability, as well as for her inclusion of women from diverse backgrounds, Margaret Matlin continues to lead the way for the Psychology of Women course. Matlin has meticulously updated this edition to reflect the most current research, and continues to exhibit a genuine interest in and understanding of the students for whom the book is written. Her text includes a chapter on old age, and discussions of topics such as welfare issues, pregnancy and women's retirement, which are central in many women's lives, but not consistently covered in other texts.
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Margaret Matlin currently holds the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, where she has taught courses in the Psychology of Women for 36 years. Dr. Matlin has been honored with several major teaching awards, including the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the American Psychological Association Teaching of Psychology Award for four-year institutions, the American Psychological Foundation's Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award, and the Society for the Psychology of Women's Heritage Award for lifetime contributions to the teaching of the psychology of women. She is currently the Teaching Section Editor for the journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly.Review:
"Matlin's text no longer allows for information about women of color to be placed in a side box to possibly be discussed if the instructor chooses to find the topic important. She has keenly integrated cross-cultural research and clearly discusses the importance of women of color throughout her text.... Thank you Dr. Matlin for no longer allowing women of color to continually go invisible in most psychology textbooks and thank you for giving women of color a place and a voice in your book!!!"
"In general, the writing style is terrific. The author comes across as a person!!! The occasional insertion of comments about her own students reveals a genuine ability to listen to and learn from her students. I don't see how students can fail to respond positively to this technique. I find the level of writing to be a good one for my students in general (not too hard, not too easy, and pleasantly 'engaging')." "One of the most wonderful features of this book is the inclusion of many demonstrations and exercises. They can be done in class in some cases, and can be done outside class in other cases. They require little preparation and can be done by anyone, regardless of how few resources or equipment a school has in hand. They are thoughtful and instructive. I love them!"
"The author has a very engaging style. The use of the first person, the use of diverse voices of women in paragraphs, and the author's use of humor and gentle satire are all very effective."
"Matlin's PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN, Fifth Edition would make an excellent choice as an adopted textbook. It is well organized, clearly written, and readily accessible in its presentation of the theoretical positions and current research in the field. The coverage is comprehensive and cross-cultural, the many vignettes, demonstrations, figures and tables are particular strengths."
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Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030751284