Gender: Psychological Perspectives, Sixth Edition

Paperback | October 5, 2010

byLinda BrannonEditorLinda Brannon

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This bestselling text presents research about gender and helps students think critically about the differences between research findings and gender stereotypes. It examines the biology and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. Defining gender as the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirely congruent with) biological sex, the book focuses on research and scholarship to provide the material for a critical review and an overall picture of gender from a psychological perspective. To highlight how research findings can relate to people's lives, the book supplements the review of scholarly research with personal, narrative accounts of gender-relevant aspects of people's lives.  To emphasize the cross-cultural perspective of gender, the book including a section on diversity in most chapters but also weaves diversity issues throughout the text. The personal narrative and diversity highlights help to balance the research-based scholarship with the personal experience of gender.

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This bestselling text presents research about gender and helps students think critically about the differences between research findings and gender stereotypes. It examines the biology and social context in which women and men express gendered behaviors. Defining gender as the behaviors and attitudes that relate to (but are not entirel...

Linda Brannon earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 in the area of human experimental psychology. After completing her doctorate, she joined the Department of Psychology faculty at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisana. She stayed at MSU in the intervening years, becoming a Professor of Psy...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 1 inPublished:October 5, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205001653

ISBN - 13:9780205001651

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Table of Contents

1.The Study of Gender  2. Researching Sex and Gender  3. Gender Stereotypes: Masculinity and Femininity  4.¿Hormones and Chromosomes  5. Theories of Gender Development  6. Developing Gender Identity  7. Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities  8. Emotion  9. Relationships  10. Sexuality  11. School  12. Careers and Work  13. Health and Fitness  14. Stress, Coping, and Psychopathology  15. Treatment for Mental Disorders  16. How Different?