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Psychology of Gender

Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

By Vicki Helgeson

Psychology Press

656 pages

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Unlike other gender texts, Psychology of Gender focuses equally on both men and women, drawing from empirical research and conceptual discussions.The book includes research and discussions surrounding gender in the areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and public health. 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. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduate/graduate-level gender-focused courses in a variety of departments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Methods and History of Gender Research

Chapter 3: Gender-Role Attitudes

Chapter 4: Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations

Chapter 5: Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory

Chapter 6: Achievement

Chapter 7: Communication

Chapter 8: Friendship

Chapter 9: Romantic Relationships

Chapter 10: Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations

Chapter 11: Relationships and Health

Chapter 12: Paid Worker Role and Health

Chapter 13: Mental Health

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 edition.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies