Gendered situations, gendered selves: a gender lens on social psychology

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jan 16, 2011 - Psychology - 275 pages
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The second edition of Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves has been updated throughout, and is an ideal introduction to the discussion of gender in social psychology. The book examines the basic underpinnings of everyday interaction: from how we think, to who we see ourselves and others to be, to how we interact with others. Each of these processes is based on both social psychology and gender (as differentiated from sex), as well as our racial backgrounds, ethnic heritages, socioeconomic circumstances, sexualities, and national histories. The authors present and critique each of the major theories of social psychology, social exchange, social cognition, and symbolic interaction. In doing so, the book introduces a full array of key concepts in social psychology perception, stereotyping, attribution, self-presentation, impression management, defining social situations, exchanging resources, and balancing power and dependence in social relations. The book also discusses two fundamental aspects of human behavior the dynamics of helping and harming. The second edition incorporates discussions of contemporary psychological and sociological research and features powerful new examples, including 9/11 and the election of Barack Obama.

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Contents

Conceptions of Gender in Social Psychology
33
Social Exchange and Related Theories
57
Social Cognition
87
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Jocelyn A. Hollander is associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon.

Daniel Renfrow is assistant professor of sociology at Wells College.

Judith A. Howard is Divisional Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington.

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