Helgeson, Vicki S. Psychology of Gender

ISBN 13: 9780130287694

Psychology of Gender

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9780130287694: 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.

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"A focus on gender rather than a focus on men or women is a much needed innovation. It is hard to find a book that combines information on both genders this well." ? Diana I. Cordova, Ph.D., Yale University

"The author's writing style is not only clear and understandable, but more importantly, it is not biased." ? Edward F. Garrido, The University of Houston

"'Psychology of Gender' will be my first choice for some time to come. I can't explain how many different ways I was able to use the text and stimulate discussion on presented research." ? William R. Holt, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

"There are not many textbooks that I have been assigned to that I have found the least bit interesting throughout school. This book is different. The writing style of the author is impressive... This may be the first book in college that I do not throw away or ,sell back!" ? A Student at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

"My students have been critical of other texts that I have used which did not present both sides of major issues in various areas. However Helgeson seems to present multiple sides in a way that encourages critical thinking on the part of students." ? Deanna R. Riveira, College of the Canyons

About the Author:

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.

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