8th Edition

Gender Psychological Perspectives

By Linda Brannon Copyright 2025
    530 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    530 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    700 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This fully updated and revised eighth edition examines the behavioral, biological, and social context in which people express gendered behaviors, utilizing the latest research to help students think critically about research findings and stereotypes and provoking them to examine and revise their own preconceptions.

    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; 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 offer the 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.

    Key features of the new edition include

    • Expanded discussion of transgender and non-binary identities
    • 12 new headline articles including topics ranging from the myth of biological sex to the wars over sex education and the factors involved in the gender pay gap
    • Comprehensive digital resources with content for instructors and students.

    Intended for undergraduate or graduate courses on the psychology of gender, psychology of sex, gender issues, women in society, and women’s or men’s studies, this book is also applicable to sociology and anthropology courses on diversity.

    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?


    Linda Brannon had a long career as a professor of psychology at McNeese State University in Louisiana. Dr. Brannon taught a variety of courses, conducted research, and authored textbooks, including Psychology of Gender, Introduction to Psychology, and Health Psychology. She retired in 2022 and was named Professor Emerita in 2023. She continues to devote time to her textbooks.