The Psychology of Gender

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Anne E. Beall, Robert J. Sternberg
Guilford Publications, Aug 6, 1993 - Psychology - 278 pages
The Psychology of Gender, in its attempt to understand all of the issues surrounding gender and gender issues, does not give preference to one specific viewpoint or approach. Instead, the chapter authors vary both in how they view gender and in how they support their view: Some address broad sweeping theories of gender, while others focus on a specific issue.
The book is divided into three separate but distinctly related sections. Chapters in the first section address how gender affects our thoughts and behavior. The second section explores broad theories of why the two genders appear to be different; and finally, the third section illustrates how gender operates in biological and cultural ways. Each of these sections is steeped in both theory and data with chapters written by distinguished authorities. Together, their contributions provide a uniquely comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of the many controversial issues that surround the topic of gender.
Providing a valuable framework for the study of gender, this book illuminates the social and scholarly debates that have profound implications for the way men and women perceive themselves, and how these perceptions affect their relationships at work, with their children, and with each other. It will interest clinicians and researchers, academics, and informed general readers alike. Clearly written and well integrated, it serves as text for courses in the psychology of gender and as supplementary reading for introductory courses in psychology, social psychology and sociology.

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About the author (1993)

Anne E. Beall is a Doctoral candidate in Social Psychology at Yale University. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware in 1988. She received her Master of Science degree from Yale in 1990, and her Master of Philosophy degree from Yale in 1991. Her research interests include love, close relationships, gender, and emotions.
Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University. He was graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1972, and received his Ph.D. at Stanford in 1975. Sternberg is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and currently is Editor of the PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN and is President-Elect, Division 1 of the APA. He is the author of over 300 books, chapters, and articles in the field of psychology. He has received over $5 million in government and foundation grants to study intelligence and related topics, and is currently involved in several projects in the schools, including the development of a program for teaching practical and creative intelligence for schools to sixth-graders. Sternberg has won numerous awards from various organizations, including the American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, Guggenheim Foundation, Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and the National Association for Gifted Children. Sternberg is married to Alejandra Campos, and has two children, Seth (13), and Sara (12).

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