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Encyclopedia of women and gender : sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender

Author: Judith Worell
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, 2001.
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The study of gender differences began in earnest in the 1970s and has since increased dramatically to infiltrate virtually all fields of study in the social and behavioral sciences. Along the way, it was discovered that while women very often think and behave differently than do men, industrialized societies cater to masculine perspectives. The "Psychology of Women" emerged as a field of study focusing on just those  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedia
Reference works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Worell
ISBN: 0122272455 9780122272455 0122272463 9780122272462 0122272471 9780122272479
OCLC Number: 47901444
Description: 2 volumes (xvii, 1256 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-K. --
v. 2. L-Z. Abortion and its health effects / Henry P. David and Ellie Lee --
Academic aspirations and degree attainment of women / Helen S. Astin and Jennifer A. Lindholm --
Academic environments : gender and ethnicity in U.S. higher education / Pamela Trotman Reid and Sue Rosenberg Zalk --
Achievement / Jacquelynne S. Eccles --
Adolescent gender development / Lucia F. O'Sullivan, Julia Graber, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn --
Affirmative action / Sirinda Sincharoen and Faye Crosby --
Aggression and gender / Jacquelyn W. White --
Aging / Janet K. Belsky --
Agoraphobia, panic disorder, and gender / Iris Fodor and Jamie Epstein --
Androcentrism / Susan A. Basow --
Anger / Dana Crowley Jack --
Anxiety / Shawn P. Cahill and Edna B. Foa --
Assertiveness / Linda Carli --
Battering in adult relationships / Lenore Walker --
Beauty politics and patriarchy : the impact on women's lives / Cheryl Brown Travis and Kayce L. Meginnis-Payne --
Body image concerns / Linda Smolak and Ruth Striegel-Moore --
Career achievement : opportunities and barriers / Audrey Murrell --
Child abuse : physical and sexual / Angela Bissada and John Briere --
Child care : options and outcomes / Marsha Weinraub, Candace Hill, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek --
Chronic illness adjustment / Tracey Revenson --
Classroom and school climate / Denise M. DeZolt and Stephen H. Hull --
Counseling and psychotherapy : gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality / Lucia Albino Gilbert and Jill Rader --
Cross-cultural gender roles / Deborah Best --
Cross-cultural sexual practices / Patricia Whelehan --
Depression / Valerie Whiffen --
Development of sex and gender : biochemistry, physiology, and experience / Ethel Tobach --
Diagnosis of psychological disorders : DSM and gender / Dana Becker --
Disabilities and women : deconstructing myths and reconstructing realities / Adrienne Asch, Tiffany Perkins, Michelle Fine, and Harilyn Rousso --
Divorce and child custody / Katherine M. Kitzmann and Noni K. Gaylord --
Eating disorders and disordered eating / Niva Piran --
Emotional abuse of women / Alisha Ali and Brenda Toner --
Empathy and emotional expressivity / Pamela W. Garner and Kimberly M. Estep --
Entitlement / Janice Steil, Vanessa L. McGann, and Anne S. Kahn. Family roles and patterns, contemporary trends / Joy Rice --
Feminist approaches to psychotherapy / Judith Worell and Dawn M. Johnson --
Feminist ethics and moral psychology / Mary M. Brabeck and Anmol Satiani --
Feminist family therapy / Louise B. Silverstein and Thelma Jean Goodrich --
The feminist movement / Diane Kravetz and Jeanne Marecek --
Feminist theories / Carolyn Zerbe Enns and Aida Sinacore --
Friendship styles / Barbara Winstead and Jessica L. Griffin --
Gender development : evolutionary perspectives / Cheryl Brown Travis --
Gender development : gender schema theory / Carol Lynn Martin and Lisa Dinella --
Gender development : psychoanalytic perspectives / Joanne E. Callan --
Gender development : social learning / Bernice Lott and Diane Maluso --
Gender difference research : issues and critique / Janet Shibley Hyde and Amy H. Mezulis --
Gender stereotypes / Mary Kite --
Hate crimes / Karen Franklin --
Health and health care : how gender makes women sick / Hope Landrine and Elizabeth A. Klonoff --
History of the study of gender psychology / Stephanie A. Shields and Kristen M. Eyssell --
Humor / Molly Carnes --
Imprisonment in the United States / Angela Browne and Erika Lichter --
Individualism and collectivism / M. Brinton Lykes and Dongxiao Qin --
Intimacy and love / Susan Hendrick --
leadership / Virginia E. O'Leary and Elizabeth H. Flanagan --
Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals in relationships / Letitia Anne Peplau and Kristin P. Beals --
Life satisfaction / Lorie A'lise Sousa and Sonja Lyubomirsky --
Marriage : still "his" and "hers"? / Janice Steil --
Media influences / L. Monique Ward and Allison Caruthers --
Media stereotypes / Sandra Pacheco and Aída Hurtado --
Media violence / Edward Donnerstein --
Men and masculinity / Ronald F. Levan --
Menopause / Barbara Sommer --
Menstruation / Nancy Reame --
Mentoring and feminist mentoring / Michelle Harway --
Methods for studying gender / Ellen B. Kimmel and Mary C. Crawford --
Midlife transitions / Claire A. Etaugh and Judith S. Bridges --
Military women / Janice D. Yoder --
Motherhood : its changing face / Paula J. Caplan. Parenting / Phyllis Bronstein --
Play patterns and gender / Carolyn Pope Edwards, Lisa Knoche, and Asiye Kumru --
Political behavior / Lauren E. Duncan --
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Catherine Feuer, Deana Jefferson, and Patricia Resick --
Poverty and women in the United States / Karen Fraser Wyche --
Power : social and interpersonal aspects / Hilary M. Lips --
Pregnancy / Carmen L. Regan --
Prejudice / Nancy Lynn Baker --
Prostitution : the business of sexual exploitation / Melissa Farley --
Rape / Karen J. Bachar and Mary P. Koss --
Recovered memories / Linda R. Stoler, Kat Quina, Anne P. DePrince and Jennifer J. Freyd --
Reproductive technologies / Diane Scott-Jones --
Safer sex behaviors / Jeffrey A. Kelly --
Self-esteem / Kristen C. Kling and Janet Shibley Hyde --
Self-fulfilling prophesies / Mark Snyder and Clifton Oyamot --
Sex between therapists and clients / Ken Pope --
Sex difference research : cognitive abilities / Diane Halpern --
Sex-related difference research : personality / Mykol C. Hamilton --
Sex segregation in education / Cynthia Fuchs Epstein and Deborah Gambs --
Sexual harassment / Louise Fitzgerald, Linda L. Collinsworth, and Melanie S. Harned --
Sexuality and sexual desire / Deborah L. Tolman and Lisa M. Diamond --
Sexuality education : what is it, who gets it, and does it work? / Judith Daniluk and Kristina Towill --
Sexually transmitted infections and their consequences / Rosemary Jadack --
Social constructionist theory / Mary Gergen --
Social identity / Kay Deaux --
Social role theory of sex differences and similarities / Alice Eagly --
Social support / Karen Rook --
Sport and athletics / Diane L. Gill --
Stress and coping / Sandra Graham-Bermann, Julie A. Eastin, and Eric A. Bermann --
Substance abuse / M. Marlyne Kilbey and Diane Burgermeister --
Test bias / Marcia C. Linn and Cathy Kessel --
Torture / Ken Pope --
Trauma across diverse settings / Janis Sanchez-Hucles and Patrick Hudgins --
Women in nontraditional work fields / Ruth Fassinger --
Work-family balance / Rosalind Chait Barnett --
Working environments / Barbara Gutek.
Other Titles: Women and gender
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Judith Worell.
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