Gender and Social Psychology

By Vivien Burr

Foreword by Dr Perry R Hinton

© 1998 – Routledge

184 pages

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pub: 1998-04-02
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About the Book

Explaining theory and research in an accessible but thorough manner, Gender and Social Psychology critically evaluates the contribution that psychology has made to the study of gender, examining key issues such a family roles and parenting, inequalities in education, jobs and pay, and the effects of media representation of the sexes.


Excellent. A comprehensive summary, drawing on a wide range of literature. Her style is clear and enjoyable, her analysis critical and sharp. The student new to this area (whether in their first or final year) will certainly come away informed. - Suzanne Zeedyk, University of Dundee

Very clear and interesting… Easy to understand, especially for those students with no background in Psychology. The material and examples appeal to the everyday experience of most students. - Barbara Deguzis, research student, Bolton Institute

About the Series

Psychology Focus

The Psychology Focus Series, edited by Perry Hinton of Thames Valley University, provides students with a new focus on key topic areas in psychology.

It supports students taking modules in psychology, whether for a psychology degree or a combined programme, and those renewing their qualifications in a related discipline.

Each short book:

  • presents clear, in-depth coverage of a discrete area with many applied examples
  • assumes no prior knowledge of psychology
  • has been written by an experienced teacher
  • has chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary of terms

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