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Sex & gender : an introduction

Author: Hilary M Lips
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill/Higher Education, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Provides an introduction to sex and gender theories, research, and issues. This book focuses on social psychological and feminist perspectives. It examines the similarities and differences between  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary M Lips
ISBN: 9780073405537 0073405531 0072826746 9780072826746
OCLC Number: 105433742
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Preface xiii --
PART I: Myths, Theories, and Research --
Chapter 1 --
Masculinity and Femininity: Myths and Stereotypes 1 --
Sex Stereotypes 2 Sex or Gender: More Than a Question of Terminology? 5 ¿Sugar and Spice¿ or ¿Snips and Snails¿: The Content of Gender Stereotypes 6 Beyond Personality Traits: The Many Faces of Gender Stereotypes 12 Different and Unequal? The Evaluative Aspects of Gender Stereotypes 17 Gender and Other Stereotypes: Race/Ethnicity, Class, Age, Appearance, --
Sexual Orientation, Disability 25 The Process of Stereotyping 39 How Gender Stereotypes and Prejudice Affect Us 42 Gender Stereotypes and the Research Process 46 Summary 52 Key Terms 53 --
Chapter 2 --
Theoretical Perspectives on Sex and Gender 54 --
Early Theories About Sex and Gender 55 Psychoanalytic/Identification Theories 57 Social Structure/Cultural Theories of Gender 71 Evolutionary Theories of Gender 75 --
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viii Contents --
Social Learning Theory/Social Cognitive Theory 82 --
Cognitive Theories 86 --
Social Interaction Process Theories 91 Perspectives on Difference 98 --
Summary 99 --
Key Terms 100 --
Chapter 3 --
Researching Sex and Gender: --
Exploring the Whys and Hows 101 --
Asking Questions About Gender: Science and the Search for Truth 102 What Differences and Similarities Exist: Methods for Comparing the Sexes 105 Why Gender Differences Exist: Nature, Nurture, and the Interactionist Position 119 Biases and Pitfalls: Problems Encountered in the Study of Sex and Gender 124 Science and Androcentrism 137 --
ATransformational Psychology of Gender? 141 Summary 141 --
Key Terms 143 --
PART II: Behavior & Experience: Female¿Male Similiarities and Differences --
Chapter 4 --
Worlds Apart? --
Gender Differences in Social Behavior and Experience 144 --
Now You See It, Now You Don¿t: Gender Differences in Context 145 Gender Differences in Social Behavior: A Sampling of Current Findings 146 What Happened to the Differences? 165 Summary 171 --
Key Terms 171 --
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Contents ix --
Chapter 5 --
Biology and Environment: --
The Process of Becoming Female or Male 172 --
The Biological Process of Sexual Differentiation 174 Do Physical Sex Differences Have Implications for Behavior? 182 Gender-Role Variations in Normal Development 192 Gender Identity 200 --
Sexual Orientation 209 --
Summary 211 --
Key Terms 213 --
Chapter 6 --
Perceptual and Cognitive Abilities: --
Gender Similarities and Differences 214 --
The Greater Male Variability Hypothesis 215 --
Gender Differences in Intellectual Performance 217 Explaining the Differences 229 --
Summary 249 --
Key Terms 250 --
Chapter 7 --
Sexual Lives and Orientations 251 --
The Double Standard 252 --
The Physiology of Sexual Response 253 Sexual Activity 267 --
Sexual Orientation 283 --
Sexuality and Power: Erotica, Pornography, and Coercive Sexuality 289 Summary 299 --
Key Terms 300 --
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Chapter 8 --
Hormonal and Reproductive Connections 301 --
The Menstrual Cycle 303 --
Hormones and the Male Experience 319 Pregnancy and Childbirth 322 --
Menopause 338 --
Summary 342 --
Key Terms 343 --
Chapter 9 --
Mental and Physical Health: --
Stress, Change, and Adaptations 344 --
Vulnerability and Strength 345 --
Gender and Physical Health 351 Women, Men, and Mental Illness 363 Gender and Mental Health 375 Summary 389 --
Key Terms 389 --
PART III: Sex and Gender in Social Relationships --
Chapter 10 --
Sex and Gender and Childhood: Constructing Gender 390 --
¿Getting the Word¿: Sources of Early Gender Learning 392 Constructing an Identity: The Relational and Individual Self 403 Friendship 406 --
Achievement 412 --
Summary 423 --
Key Terms 424 --
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Chapter 11 --
Family and Friends: Attachment, Intimacy, and Power 425 --
Close Relationships in Adulthood 426 --
Marriage: The Intimate Economic Partnership 443 Women and Men as Parents 452 Summary 458 --
Key Terms 459 --
Chapter 12 --
Economic and Political Life: --
Power, Status, and Achievement 460 --
Where We Are Now: A Shortage of Women at the Top 461 Motivation: The Driving Force? 464 Defining Achievement and Power 468 Access to Resources 471 --
Resources, Strategies, and Political Power 482 Power in Organizations and Institutions 484 Maintaining the Status Quo: How Hierarchies Perpetuate Themselves 486 Summary 490 --
Key Terms 491 --
Chapter 13 --
Issues in the Workplace 492 --
Division of Labor by Sex 493 --
Sex Discrimination 504 --
Two Spheres in Contact: The Interaction of Family and Employment Issues 514 Work, Sexuality, and Power 521 Summary 528 --
Key Terms 530 --
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Chapter 14 --
Justice, Equity, and Social Change 531 --
Gender and Conceptions of Justice 532 --
Gender and the Law 547 --
Social Change: Justice for All? 557 Summary 563 --
Key Terms 565 --
Epilogue --
The Jies That Bind: --
The Future of Sex and Gender 566 --
Glossary 569 --
References 577 --
Author Index I¿1 Subject Index I¿15 Credits C¿1 --
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