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Half the Human Experience, 8th Edition

  • Janet Shibley Hyde University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Nicole Else-Quest
  • ISBN-10: 1111833826  |  ISBN-13: 9781111833824
  • 468 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 1996
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

With clear, comprehensive, and cutting-edge coverage, HALF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, 8E delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and up-to-the-minute research from a feminist psychology viewpoint. It thoroughly examines the balance of cultural and biological similarities (and differences) between the genders, noting how these characteristics may affect issues of equality as well as how men and women behave toward one another. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the text puts research into context and clearly explains the relationship between gender and emotion--helping to demystify the scientific process and study of feminist psychology. It includes expansive ethnicity coverage, hands-on applications, and case studies that give students further experience with key issues. This proven text equips students with a strong foundation for understanding the influences of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, as well as strategies for thinking critically about pop culture versus academic feminism as it relates to psychology.

Features and Benefits

  • Completely current, HALF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, 8E is thoroughly updated with new Census Data.
  • Reflecting the latest developments in the field, the Eighth Edition includes new research on the domain-specific self-esteem or self-confidence, cisgender, cis women, and cis men, lesbian couples, and the effectiveness of treatment for incarcerated rapists.
  • Up-to-the-minute coverage delivers new research on attitudes toward feminism, implicit or automatic gender stereotypes and the IAT, a new section on race-based observer bias, children and adolescents' developing perceptions of gender discrimination, and gender salience in the classroom. In addition, the concepts of neural plasticity and neurosexism are introduced.
  • A new Focus box in Chapter 4 "Women of Color" introduces Derald Wing Sue's concept of racial microaggressions and extends it to gender microaggressions and sexual orientation microaggressions.
  • Chapter 15 "Women and Mental Health Issues" features the APA's new Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women included.
  • Updated discussion areas explore whether this is the post-feminist era, why people stereotype, race and sex discrimination in education, and epigenetics.
  • Unique in the field, an innovative chapter devoted to "gender and emotion" incorporates the cutting-edge research now available on these important issues. This insightful chapter covers gender stereotypes about emotions, ethnic differences in emotion stereotypes, gender differences in emotional experience and expression, and the ways in which gendered emotional expression is socialized.
  • Expanded ethnicity coverage builds on one of the text's key strengths and ensures the most comprehensive multicultural coverage available. The thorough Chapter 4 "Women of Color"--an entire chapter--is devoted to describing the cultures of the four major U.S. ethnic groups. Ethnicity coverage also is integrated throughout all other chapters of the text.
  • Taking a developmental approach, the "Gender and Depression" section in Chapter 15 incorporates the very latest theories and data.
  • Chapter-opening quotations engage students' interest with compelling and thought-provoking statements that relate to the chapter content.
  • Experience the Research boxes encourage students to engage in hands-on research activities, such as collecting data from friends or replicating an experiment. These activities relate to the content covered in the chapter, bringing concepts to life through practical implementation.
  • Focus boxes introduce research and theory through case studies, highlighting issues raised in the chapter in a more concentrated manner. Topics include "A Letter from a Battered Wife", "Sexism in Language", and "Women and Computers: The New Frontier of Gender Differences?"
  • Marginal glossary terms appear at point of use in the main text, while a full glossary is also available at the end of the text, ensuring thorough student understanding.
  • End-of-chapter material includes brief "In Conclusion" summaries of key points, "Suggestions for Further Reading", and "Women and the Web" sections offering descriptions of three to four key web resources related to the topics in the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Theoretical Perspectives.
3. Gender Stereotypes and Gender Differences.
4. Women of Color.
5. Language.
6. Emotion.
7. From Infancy to Old Age: Development across the Lifespan.
8. Abilities, Achievement, and Motivation.
9. Women and Work.
10. Biological Influences on Women's Behavior.
11. Psychology and Women's Health Issues.
12. Female Sexuality.
13. Lesbian and Bisexual Women.
14. The Victimization of Women.
15. Women and Mental Health Issues.
16. Psychology of Men.
17. Retrospect and Prospect.

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With clear, comprehensive, and cutting-edge coverage, HALF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, 8E delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and up-to-the-minute research from a feminist psychology viewpoint. It thoroughly examines the balance of cultural and biological similarities (and differences) between the genders, noting how these characteristics may affect issues of equality as well as how men and women behave toward one another. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the text puts research into context and clearly explains the relationship between gender and emotion--helping to demystify the scientific process and study of feminist psychology. It includes expansive ethnicity coverage, hands-on applications, and case studies that give students further experience with key issues. This proven text equips students with a strong foundation for understanding the influences of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, as well as strategies for thinking critically about pop culture versus academic feminism as it relates to psychology.

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Reflecting the latest developments from the field in a reader-friendly format, HALF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, 8E delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and current research from a feminist psychology viewpoint. It thoroughly examines the balance of cultural and biological similarities--and differences--between the genders, noting how these characteristics may affect issues of equality as well as how men and women behave toward one another. The text puts research into context and clearly explains the relationship between gender and emotion, helping to demystify the scientific process and study of feminist psychology. Offering plenty of practical, hands-on applications, this proven text equips you with a strong foundation for understanding the influences of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, as well as strategies for thinking critically about pop culture versus academic feminism as it relates to psychology.

List Price = $131.95  | CengageBrain Price = $131.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Janet Shibley Hyde

Janet Shibley Hyde, the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, received her education at Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught a course in the psychology of women since 1973, first at Bowling Green State University, next at Denison University, and now at the University of Wisconsin. Her research interests include the psychology of women, human sexuality, and gender-role development. Author of the popular UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SEXUALITY, she is a past-president of the Society for the Psychology of Women and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her many honors include an award for excellence in teaching at Bowling Green State University, the Chancellor's Award for teaching at the University of Wisconsin, and the Heritage Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women for career contributions to research on the psychology of women.