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The Psychology of Women and Gender

The Psychology of Women and Gender
Half the Human Experience +

Tenth Edition
  • Nicole M. Else-Quest - University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Janet Shibley Hyde - University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

January 2021 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With clear, comprehensive, and cutting-edge coverage Psychology of Women and Gender +, Tenth Edition delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and up-to-the-minute research from a feminist, psychological viewpoint. The text thoroughly examines the balance of cultural and biological similarities (and differences) between the genders, noting how these characteristics may affect issues of equality as well as how men and women behave toward one another. Reflecting cutting edge developments from the field, the text puts research into context and clearly explains the relationship between gender and emotion--helping to demystify the scientific process and study of feminist psychology. It includes expansive intersectional coverage, hands-on applications, and case studies that give students further experience with key issues. This proven text equips students with a strong foundation for understanding the influences of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, as well as strategies for thinking critically about pop culture versus academic feminism as it relates to psychology.

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Gender
Chapter 3 Gender Stereotypes and Gender Differences
Chapter 4 The Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity
Chapter 5 Gender and Communication
Chapter 6 Gender and Emotion
Chapter 7 Lifespan Development
Chapter 8 Abilities, Motivation, and Achievement
Chapter 9 Gender and Work
Chapter 10 Biology and Gender
Chapter 11 Psychology, Gender, and Health
Chapter 12 Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 13 Gender and Sexual Orientation
Chapter 14 Gender and Victimization
Chapter 15 Gender and Mental Health Issues
Chapter 16 The Psychology of Men and Masculinity
Chapter 17 Retrospect and Prospect
Key features


  • An intersectionality approach integrated throughout reflects a more prominent force in gender and women’s studies that has made its way into psychology.
  • Inclusion of research on transgender and gender-nonconforming people takes into account the many changes that have taken place since the last edition to keep readers up to date on the latest developments.
  • Language consistent with new approaches to gender that critique the gender binary aligns with 2017 norms and makes the book more trans-inclusive.
  • New and expanded content areas:

o    Queer theory

o    The development of transgender and gender nonconforming children

o    Meta-analytic findings on psychological gender differences

o    Human trafficking

o    Updates related to the DSM–5

o    Structural forces on gender, such as employment discrimination laws and the Violence Against Women Act

o    Feminist biology and evolutionary psychology

o    Immigration

o    Cisgenderism

o    Sexist and misgendering language

o    Infertility

o    Miscarriage

o    Gender-affirming therapies

o    Brain gender mosaic

o    Gender and infectious disease

o    Gender dysphoria

o    Social backlash


  • Chapter-opening outlines provide students with the structure of the chapter to aid in their cognitive processing of it.
  • 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 disability, 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.
  • Accompanying online resources on a password-protected companion site include a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor’s manual to save instructors time in preparing for their courses.



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ISBN: 9781544393605