Engendering Psychology's treatment of issues is based solidly on scientific evidence and presented in a balanced manner. The text combines a developmental and topical approach. Denmark, Rabinowitz, and Sechzer explore the concept of gender as a social construction across the lines of race, ethnicity, class, age, and sexual orientation, pulling from the exciting new scholarship that has emerged over the last few years. Thoughtful discussion questions emphasize critical thinking skills, as well as encourage students to open a dialogue with both their professors and their peers. This text will help readers understand the concept of gender as a social construct in contrast to the concept of sex, which denotes biological differences. Upon completing this text, readers will have a deeper understanding of women and the knowledge that "woman" is a diverse and multifaceted category.
Table of Contents
1. Exploring Sex and Gender 2. The Implications of Mythology and Religion for Women and Gender 3. Culture, Ethnicity, Race, and Class, written by June Chisholm 4. Biology of Sex and Gender 5. Growing Up 6. Ability and Achievement 7. The World of Work 8. Sexuality 9. Intimate Relationships 10. Parenting and Reproductive Issues 11. Growing Older 12. Gender Violence and Exploitation 13. Issues in Mental Health, with significant research and writing contributions by Rachel Gorman 14. A Gendered View of Physical Health Epilogue: A Reflection on the Future
Florence L. Denmark is the Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor at Pace University. A social psychologist who has published extensively on the psychology of women and gender, Professor Denmark has long been an energetic force in advancing psychology internationally. She served as the 88th president of the American Psychological Association and has been a president of the International Council of Psychologists, Eastern Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, and Psi Chi. She was also a vice-president of the New York Academy of Sciences. Professor Denmark has four honorary doctorates and is the recipient of many awards, including APA's Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training, Public Interest and the Advancement of International Psychology. She is currently the main representative to the United Nations for both APA and the International Council of Psychologists.
Dr. Vita C. Rabinowitz is Hunter’s 11th Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Rabinowitz received her doctorate in psychology from Northwestern University and has spent her entire professional life at Hunter College. She became a faculty member in the Department of Psychology in 1978 and was appointed to CUNY’s doctoral program in psychology in 1989. She is a social psychologist by training. The range of her scholarly interests includes the study of women and achievement, gender and health, methodological issues in the study of gender, and dilemmas of helping and coping with adverse outcomes.
Jeri A. Sechzer was visiting professor in the Psychology Department at Pace University.
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