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2nd Edition

The Social Psychology of Gender
How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations

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ISBN 9781462546794
September 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Guilford Press
432 Pages

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Book Description

Noted for its accessibility, this text--now revised and updated to reflect a decade of advances in the field--examines how attitudes and beliefs about gender profoundly shape all aspects of daily life. From the schoolyard to the workplace to dating, sex, and marriage, men and women alike are pressured to conform to gender roles that limit their choices and impede equality. The text uses real-world examples to explore such compelling questions as where masculine and feminine stereotypes come from, the often hidden ways in which male dominance is maintained, and how challenging conventional romantic ideals can strengthen heterosexual relationships.
New to This Edition
*Chapter on the sexualization of women's bodies, and resistance to it (including #MeToo).
*Chapter on the harmful effects of "real man" ideology.
*Numerous new examples drawn from current events.
*Updated throughout with the latest theories, research, and findings.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Gender
2. Dominance and Interdependence Produce Ambivalence
3. Development of Gender Relations
4. Gender Stereotypes
5. Maintaining Gender Stereotypes and Hierarchy
6. Gender at Work
7. Female Bodies and Beauty
8. Love and Romance
9. Sex
10. Masculinity
11. Violence, Dominance, and Control
12. Progress, Pitfalls, and Remedies
Author Index
Subject Index

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Laurie A. Rudman, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her research interests are intergroup relations and implicit social cognition. The author of more than 60 professional publications and several books, she is the past editor of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and senior associate editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her honors and awards include the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health and the Gordon Allport Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (twice received). Dr. Rudman is an honorary Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, for which she has served on the Executive Committee. She has also served on the Advisory Council for the National Science Foundation and as a representative on the board of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences.
Peter Glick, PhD is the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor at Lawrence University. His work with Susan Fiske on ambivalent sexism, including their award-winning article presenting the theory and measures of hostile and benevolent sexism, transformed the field’s understanding of discrimination against women. Since then, research has shown how benevolent sexism--affectionate yet patronizing attitudes toward women--leads to myriad behaviors that insidiously undermine women in the workplace and in heterosexual relationships. Dr. Glick’s work with Susan Fiske and Amy Cuddy on the stereotype content model established a highly cited general model of prejudice, distinguishing between its envious, contemptuous, and paternalistic forms. In addition to more than 80 articles, Dr. Glick has coedited or coauthored three books. As Visiting Professor of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University, he codesigned the Kellogg School of Management’s first course on diversity management.


"The updated second edition of this excellent text provides insightful analyses of the social-psychological processes that underlie gender effects in social interaction. The clear and engaging writing makes this book an excellent choice for courses on gender in psychology and related fields. Students will enjoy this book as they learn from it."--Alice H. Eagly, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emerita), Northwestern University

"Rudman and Glick are expert scholars who have written an authoritative, accessible book that is ideal for students, researchers, and others interested in how gender relations shape our lives. Having regularly used the first edition in my courses, I welcome the second edition's updated and expanded coverage. The text reflects the pervasive influence of gender dynamics in our lives--for example, readers will learn what we know about gender stereotyping and sexism, dominance and hierarchy, work and romantic relationships, and gender development in childhood. New chapters have been added on the sexualization of women and masculinity norms, and the authors have consolidated some chapters from the first edition to make the book more concise and accessible. I look forward to using this second edition in my classes!"--Campbell Leaper, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

"This is one of my favorite scholarly texts on gender. Written by two of the field’s most creative and accomplished researchers, the book offers a unique perspective on the social, cognitive, and cultural forces that shape gender. I recommend this book as required reading for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, women’s and gender studies, and sociology. It is accessible, highly engaging, and informative. The second edition is tight and polished, with updated content that gives it a fresh feel."--Jennifer K. Bosson, PhD, Department of Psychology, The University of South Florida-