Gender and Close Relationships

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SAGE Publications, Apr 9, 1997 - Psychology - 184 pages
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`Gender and Close Relationships deals wirh gender and its possible effects on aims and behaviour in close relationships: dating, romantic and sexual partnerships, marriage and friendship. The authors warn their readers that they should bot be looking at why there are gender differences, but at whether, when and under what conditions. The book starts with the explanatory concepts that have been found useful in considering these questions. The authors suggest two dimensions of explanations for gender differences: one dimension involves structural (social roles and expectations) versus individual (traits, needs etc.) explanations. The other dimension distinguishes between socialisation and biological explanations.... This is not just a

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Contents

Introduction
1
Attraction and Dating
18
Sexual Relations
41
Copyright

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Dr. Winstead is Professor of Psychology and Chairperson in the Department of Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Her research interests focus on gender and close relationships, social support, and coping with multiple roles. Dr. Winstead is co-author (with Jessica Griffin) of "Friendship Styles," published in the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN AND GENDER, Volume One (Academic Press, 2001). She is also the author of research articles and books on social support as well as on gender a close relationships.

Dr. Derlega is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. His research interests focus on self-disclosure in close relationships, coping with chronic diseases (especially HIV/AIDS), and gender roles. Dr. Derlega has written and/or edited a number of books on self-disclosure, social interaction and privacy issues in living with HIV, and gender and close relationships. His most recent book (with Kathryn Greene, Gust Yep, and Sandra Petronio) is, "PRIVACY AND DISCLOSURE OF HIV IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP: A SOURCEBOOK FOR RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS.

Rose is Professor of Psychology in the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Midssouri-St. Louis.

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