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5th Edition

Women's Lives
A Psychological Exploration

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ISBN 9781032138541
December 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

Women’s Lives stands apart from other texts on the psychology of women because it embeds within each topical chapter a lifespan approach and robust coverage of the impact of social, cultural, and economic factors in shaping women’s lives around the world. It integrates the most current research and social issues to explore the psychological diversity of girls and women varying in age, ethnicity, social class, nationality, sexual orientation, and ableness. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, its use of vignettes, quotes, and numerous pedagogical tools effectively fosters students’ engagement, active learning, critical thinking, and social activism.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1. Introduction to the Psychology of Women  2. Cultural Representation of Gender  3. Gender Self-Concept and Gender Attitudes  4. Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence  5. Gender Comparisons  6. Sexuality  7. Reproductive System and Childbearing  8. Relationships  9. Education and Achievement  10. Employment  11. Balancing Family and Work  12. Physical Health  13. Mental Health  14. Violence Against Girls and Women  15. A Feminist Future: Goals, Actions, and Beliefs

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Claire A. Etaugh, Caterpillar Professor of Psychology at Bradley University, has taught Psychology of Women for 35 years. Her research on gender has been published in several journals including Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Judith S. Bridges, Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, taught Psychology of Women courses for many years. Her research on women and gender has been published in Psychology of Women Quarterly and Sex Roles.