The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology, 1st Edition

  • Michelle K. Ryan
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1446287149
  • ISBN-13: 9781446287149
  • DDC: 155.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology is a unique, state-of-the-art synthesis of the known work, combined with current research trends, in the broad field of gender and psychology. In the past 35 years academic publications on the subject have increased tenfold, and this level of activity as well the diversity of research looks set to increase in the coming years too. The time is ideal for a systematic review of the field. Contributions come from academics around the world and many different disciplines, and as a result multiple perspectives and a diversity of methodologies are presented to understand gender and its implications for behaviour. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, theoretical approaches, contexts, and social issues; they also critically examine the key issues and current debates. Both advanced students and scholars will find extensive range and depth in the topics covered across the Handbook's 29 chapters. Published as a single volume, the Handbook is aimed at individuals as well as the library market.

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology will have mass appeal across the field of psychology, including social psychology and gender and psychology, as well a number of other subject groups such as gender studies, sociology, organizational behaviour and political science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
Notes on Contributors.
1: How Gender is Studied.
2: Understanding Gender: Methods, Content, and Controversies.
3: The Science and Politics of Comparing Women and Men: A Reconsideration.
4: Androcentrism: Changing the Landscape Without Leveling the Playing Field?.
5: Neurosexism in Functional Neuroimaging: From Scanner to Pseudo-Science to Psyche.
6: Gender and Discourse.
7: Development.
8: Gender Development.
9: An Evolutionary Understanding of Sex Differences.
10: Precarious Manhood.
11: Gender-Based Standards of Competence in Parenting and Work Roles.
12: Gendering the Psychology of Aging.
13: Gender Differences and Similarities.
14: Gender and Personality: Beyond Gender Stereotypes to Social Identity and the Dynamics of Social Change.
15: The Social Basis of Emotion in Men and Women.
16: Gendered Communication and Social Influence.
17: The Social Psychology of Gender Across Cultures.
18: Crossing Borders: Intersectional Excursions Into Gender and Immigration.
19: A Cultural Psychology of Relationship: Toward a Transnational Feminist Psychology.
20: Gender Differences in Motivation Shape Social Interaction Patterns, Sexual Relationships, Social Inequality, and Cultural History.
21: Conflict and Coping.
22: Sexism in Contemporary Societies: How it is Expressed, Perceived, Confirmed, and Resisted.
23: Appraising Gender Discrimination as Legitimate or Illegitimate: Antecedents and Consequences.
24: Coping with the Stress of Gender Discrimination.
25: Sexual Harassment: Motivations and Consequences.
26: Reducing Gender-Based Violence.
27: An Essential Debate: Science, Politics, Difference and the Gendered Self.
28: Gender and Social Issues.
29: Monstrously Mortal: Women’s Bodies, Existential Threat, and Women’s Health Risks.
30: Psychological Cliterodectomy: Body Objectification as a Human Rights Violation.
31: Gender Stereotype Threat Among Women and Girls.
32: Ceilings, Cliffs, and Labyrinths: Exploring Metaphors for Workplace Gender Discrimination.
33: Psychological Perspectives on Gender in Negotiation.
34: Affirmative Action and Gender Equality.
Author Index.
Subject Index.