Gender: Psychological Perspectives synthesizes the latest research on gender to help students think critically about the differences between research findings and stereotypes, provoking them to examine and revise their own preconceptions. The text examines the behavioral, biological, and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. The text’s unique pedagogical program helps students understand the portrayal of gender in the media and the application of gender research in the real world. Headlines from the news open each chapter to engage the reader. Gendered Voices present true personal accounts of people's lives. According to the Media boxes highlight gender-related coverage in newspapers, magazines, books, TV, and movies, while According to the Research boxes offerthe latest scientifically based research to help students analyze the accuracy and fairness of gender images presented in the media. Additionally, Considering Diversity sections emphasize the cross-cultural perspective of gender.
This text is intended for undergraduate or graduate courses on the psychology of gender, psychology of sex, psychology of women or men, gender issues, sex roles, women in society, and women’s or men’s studies. It is also applicable to sociology and anthropology courses on diversity.
Seventh Edition Highlights:
"Gender is a very important contribution to the study of gender in psychology. Its innovative format and unique organization provide for an enjoyable learning experience for students of psychology." - Florence L. Denmark, Pace University
"Gender strikes the perfect balance between biological and social factors that inform the psychology of gender. Even more importantly, this text is solidly based on scientific research findings rather than venturing into the minefield of gender politics." - Linda Heath, Loyola University Chicago
"Gender provides a readable review of both classic and recent research on gender. Linda Brannon is consistently balanced and empirical in her stance, and original in the way she threads varied topics together to give the reader a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of gender." - Maureen C. McHugh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"Gender thoroughly covers the latest research on traditional topics, such as relationships and sexuality, and clearly presents newer topics such as homosexuality, transsexuals, and sexual abuse. Excellent for psychology and sociology courses." - Nancy Netting, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
"I have been happily using Gender for many editions now, and definitely plan to continue having seen the same excellent writing, research foundation, and easy-to-follow organization in the seventh edition. My students like this text; I highly recommend it." - Karen J. Prager, The University of Texas at Dallas
1. The Study of Gender 2. Researching Sex and Gender 3. Gender Stereotypes: Masculinity and Femininity 4. Hormones and Chromosomes 5. Theories of Gender Development 6. Developing Gender Identity 7. Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities 8. Emotion 9. Relationships 10. Sexuality 11. School 12. Careers and Work 13. Health and Fitness 14. Stress, Coping, and Psychopathology 15. Treatment for Mental Disorders 16. How Different?