This highly respected text offers students an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women with an up-to-date examination of the field and comprehensive coverage of topics. Appropriate for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, Margaret Matlin's THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN, 7th Edition, accurately depicts women's experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for its balance of scholarship, readability, and inclusion of various kinds of women, the text reflects a genuine interest in and understanding of the readers for whom it was written. This edition is updated to incorporate the most current research, and continues to examine numerous topics that are central to many women's lives but omitted from competing textbooks, including complete chapters on childhood, adolescence, love relationships, motherhood, health psychology, and psychological disorders. Matlin also provides enhanced coverage of such important topics as social class, ethnic diversity, pregnancy, and women's retirement as she continues to lead the way for the psychology of women course.
Table of Contents
2. Gender Stereotypes and Other Gender Biases.
3. Infancy and Childhood.
5. Gender Comparisons in Cognitive Abilities and Attitudes About Achievements.
6. Gender Comparisons in Social and Personality Characteristics.
7. Women and Work.
8. Love Relationships.
10. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood.
11. Women and Physical Health.
12. Women and Psychological Disorders.
13. Violence Against Women.
14. Women and Older Adulthood.
15. Moving Onward.