978-0-15-503008-4 / 9780155030084

The Psychology of Women


Publisher:Holt Rinehart & Winston



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The Psychology of Women is written within a lifespan developmental framework, offering a flexible yet logical organization. Four main themes are traced throughout the book, engaging the student and allowing greater continuity across the diverse topics explored in the text. The new edition brings this dynamic and interestingly written text up-to-date and presents new material on hot topics in psychology and the media. Features: * Organized around a lifespan-developmental framework. * Four themes that are traced throughout the text: Psychological differences are generally small and inconsistent, People react differently to men and women, Women are less visible than men in many important areas, Women show a wide range of variations. * Demonstrations that students can try themselves provide vivid illustration of important material. * Over 1,000 references from 1990 to the present. New to this edition: * More complete coverage of different kinds of feminism. * Abundant new material on current topics including cognitive gender comparisons, women and work, lesbians, bisexuals, single women, and marriage patterns among people of colour. * New or revised material on teacher's classroom behaviour, ethnic identity during adolescence, sexual activities, psychological adjustment following abortion, infertility, gender bias in surgery, hysterectomies, sexually transmitted diseases, depression, eating disorders, therapy, violence in other cultures and the prevalence of violence in North America, and menopause. * New or rearranged chapter on stereotypes, and current status of important issues (final chapter).

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