Sex and Gender

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McGraw-Hill, 2005 - Psychology - 630 pages
This is a comprehensive introduction to sex and gender theories, research, and issues, focusing on social psychological and feminist perspectives. The book examines the similarities and differences between women and men, discusses where that knowledge comes from, and explains how that knowledge may itself be shaped and limited by cultural perceptions. This new edition has been thoroughly revised with up-to-date research citations for all chapters and more current examples.

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Myths and Sterotypes
The Many Faces of Gender Stereotypes

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About the author (2005)

Hilary M. Lips was born in Canada and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Windsor. After earning her doctorate at Northwestern University, she taught at the University of Winnipeg for a number of years where she developed a course on the psychology of gender and helped initiate the Women’ s Studies program. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona’ s Southwest Institute for Research on Women, the University of South Florida, The University of Costa Rica, and the Institute for Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is the author of a number of books and articles about the psychology of women and gender, including Sex & Gender: An Introduction, Fourth Edition (Mayfield, 2001) and Women, Men, and Power (Mayfield 1991). She now teaches in the Psychology Department at Radford University, Virginia, where she is also Director of the Center for Gender Studies and director of the Women’ s Studies program.

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