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The Psychology of Women and Gender
Half the Human Experience +

Tenth Edition


January 2021 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A psychology of women textbook that fully integrates transgender research, issues, and concerns

With clear, comprehensive, and cutting-edge coverage, The Psychology of Women and Gender: Half the Human Experience + delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and up-to-date research from a feminist, psychological viewpoint. Authors Nicole M. Else-Quest and Janet Shibley Hyde examine the cultural and biological similarities and differences between genders, noting how these characteristics can affect issues of equality. Students will come away with a strong foundation for understanding the dynamic influences of gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in the context of psychology and society. The Tenth Edition further integrates intersectionality throughout every chapter, updates language for more transgender inclusion, and incorporates new content from guidelines put forth from the American Psychological Association. 

 
Preface
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
Why Study the Psychology of Women and Gender?

 
Sex, Gender, Transgender, and Cisgender

 
Sex, Gender, Transgender, and Cisgender

 
Themes in the Psychology of Women and Gender

 
Sources of Bias in Psychological Research

 
Feminist Alternatives to Biased Research

 
Chapter Previews

 
 
Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Gender
Psychoanalytic Theory

 
Social Learning Theory

 
Cognitive-Developmental Theory

 
Gender Schema Theory

 
Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology

 
Social Role Theory

 
Feminist Theories

 
 
Chapter 3: Gender Stereotypes and Gender Differences
Gender Stereotypes

 
Meta-Analysis

 
Psychological Gender Differences

 
The Gender Similarities Hypothesis

 
Androgyny

 
 
Chapter 4: The Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity
Recurring Themes

 
Ethnic Group Labels

 
An Ethnic/Cultural Critique of Psychological Research

 
Guidelines for Research With People of Color

 
Cultural Heritages of People of Color in the United States

 
Gender Roles and Ethnicity

 
Immigration

 
Education

 
Mental Health Issues

 
Feminisms of Color

 
 
Chapter 5: Gender and Communication
Verbal Communication

 
Nonverbal Communication

 
How Women and Nonbinary People Are Treated in Language

 
Toward Nonsexist Language

 
In Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 6: Gender and Emotion
Gender Stereotypes About Emotions

 
Gender and Emotional Experience and Expression

 
Emotional Intelligence

 
Emotions Beyond the Binary

 
The Socialization of Gendered Emotions

 
 
Chapter 7: Lifespan Development
Infancy

 
Childhood

 
Adolescence

 
Emerging Adulthood

 
Adulthood

 
Later Adulthood

 
 
Chapter 8: Abilities, Motivation, and Achievement
Abilities

 
Motivation: Expectancy-Value Theory

 
Achievement

 
The Gender Gap in STEM

 
 
Chapter 9: Gender and Work
Pay Equity and the Wage Gap

 
Compensation Negotiation

 
Gender Discrimination and Workplace Climate

 
Leadership and the Glass Ceiling

 
Work and Family Issues

 
 
Chapter 10: Biology and Gender
Genes

 
Basic Physiological Processes

 
Sex Hormones

 
The Brain

 
 
Chapter 11: Psychology, Gender, and Health
Gender and Health

 
Menstruation

 
Menopause

 
Reproduction and Health

 
Cancers

 
Trans Health Issues

 
 
Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality
Physiology

 
Psychological Aspects of Gender and Sexuality

 
The Intersection of Gender and Race in Sexuality

 
Sexual Disorders and Therapy

 
Additional Therapies for Women’s Sexual Disorders

 
Gender Similarities

 
 
Chapter 13: Gender and Sexual Orientation
Queer Theory

 
Stereotypes and Discrimination

 
Lesbian Culture

 
Sexual Orientation Development and Fluidity

 
Mental Health Issues

 
Why Do Women Become Lesbian, Bi, or Straight?

 
Differences Between Lesbians and Gay Men

 
The Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Ethnicity

 
 
Chapter 14: Gender and Victimization
Rape and Sexual Assault

 
Intimate Partner Violence

 
Sexual Harassment

 
Human Trafficking

 
Child Sexual Abuse

 
Looking Forward

 
 
Chapter 15: Gender and Mental Health Issues
Depression

 
Suicide

 
Alcohol- and Substance-Use Disorders

 
Eating Disorders

 
Gender and Psychotherapy

 
 
Chapter 16: The Psychology of Men and Masculinity
The Psychology of Men and Masculinity

 
The Gender Role Identity Paradigm

 
The Gender Role Strain Paradigm

 
Lifespan Development

 
Male Sexuality

 
Men of Color

 
Health Issues

 
Psychotherapy With Boys and Men

 
 
Chapter 17: Retrospect and Prospect
Future Research

 
Feminism Revisited

 
Re-Visioning Theory

 
The Continuing Feminist Revolution and Backlash

 
 
Glossary
 
Bibliography
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Instructor Resource Website
study.sagepub.com/else-quest10e

Online resources included with this text

The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site, which offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides.
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • An intersectional approach is further integrated throughout every chapter with new research that has surged in the field on transgender and nonbinary people.
  • A wealth of new research covers a range of topics, including the development of transgender and gender diverse children; interventions to reduce gender bias in STEM; gender bias in nonverbal communication; anti-trans prejudice; and abortion incidence and outcomes.
  • New content has been incorporated from the guidelines put forth by the American Psychological Association, including Multicultural Guidelines (2017), Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women (2018), and Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men (2018).
  • Language and terminology have been updated to be consistent with new approaches to gender that critique the gender binary.
  • Updated statistics and references incorporate new and cutting-edge research in the psychology of women and gender.
KEY FEATURES:
  • An intersectional approach integrated throughout reflects a more prominent force in gender and women’s studies that has made its way into psychology.
  • Chapter-opening outlines provide students with the structure of the chapter to aid in their cognitive processing.
  • Chapter-ending Experience the Research boxes give students active experiences with research in the psychology of women and gender through assignable exercises.
  • Focus boxes draw from research, theory, and case studies examining key issues in depth; topics range from health at the intersection of gender and ability, to gender diversity and athletics, and the politics of psychiatric diagnosis.
  • A marginal glossary in each chapter and a comprehensive glossary at the end of the book help students master the meaning of important terms in the field.
  • Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading provide recaps and resources with brief descriptors for further exploration. 

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