Psychology Of Gender

Author : Vicki S. Helgeson
ISBN : 9781317286356
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.44 MB
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Noted for its fair and equal coverage of men and women, this book reviews the research and issues surrounding gender from multiple perspectives including psychology, sociology, anthropology, and public health, with an emphasis on the interaction between biological and social theories. The implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits on relationships and health that are central to students' daily lives are emphasized throughout. Students learn how to distinguish the similarities and differences between the sexes and the theories that explain the differences. Methodological flaws that may impact the observance of sex differences are also examined. Learning activities and pedagogical tools included in the text: Do Gender exercises which provide an opportunity to test hypotheses and explore data Sidebars on special interest topics and numerous visuals that bring the studies to life Take Home Points that summarize key concepts in bulleted format Boldfaced key terms and definitions, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and suggested readings which help students review the material New to the 5th Edition: Expanded sections on cohabitation, homosexuality, online relationships, social media influences, single-sex classrooms, sex differences in math abilities, and gender implications of divorce on health Expanded coverage of gender and parenting, gender and the workplace, gender and power, and balancing work and family An expanded intersectional approach that highlights how gender is connected to social class, race, and ethnicity, including more coverage of gender system justification theory Coverage of transgender issues including recent changes in the DSM guidelines Streamlined discussions to further engage students to think about gender issues A companion website at where instructors will find Power Point slides, multiple choice quizzes, and short answer questions with suggested answers for each chapter; and students will find flashcards of key terms, chapter outlines, and links to related websites and further reading Divided into three parts, each section builds on the previous one. First, gender and the development of gender roles across cultures are introduced. Scientific methods used to study gender, attitudes toward gender, and the latest data and theories on sex differences in cognitive, social, and emotional domains are then introduced. Theories of gender-role development, including evolutionary, social learning, social role, and gender schema theories are reviewed along with the implications of gender on achievement. Part one reviews the key information on the similarities and differences between the sexes and the theories that explain the differences which lay the foundation for the remainder of the book. Part two examines the role of gender in relationships including communication styles and the impact of these interactions on friendship and romantic relationships. The third part examines the role of gender on physical and mental health. The effects of marriage and parenting on health are reviewed, including domestic abuse, along with how gender affects the association between work and health. This is an ideal text for upper level gender-focused courses including the psychology of gender, psychology of women or men, gender issues, and gender, women’s, or men’s studies taught in psychology, women’s studies, gender studies, sociology, and anthropology.
Category: Social Science

Psychology And Gender Dysphoria

Author : Jemma Tosh
ISBN : 9781317745990
Genre : Psychology
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Psychiatry and psychology have a long and highly debated history in relation to gender. In particular, they have attracted criticism for policing the boundaries of ‘normal’ gender expression through gender identity diagnoses, such as transvestism, transsexualism, gender identity disorder and gender dysphoria. Drawing on discursive psychology, this book traces the historical development of psychiatric constructions of ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ gender expression. It contextualizes the recent reconstruction of gender in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and its criteria for gender dysphoria. This latest diagnosis illustrates the continued disagreement and debate within the profession surrounding gender identity as ‘disordered’. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the conflicted history between feminist and transgender communities in the changing context of a more trans-positive feminism, and the implications of these diagnoses for these distinct but linked communities. Psychology and Gender Dysphoria examines debates and controversies surrounding psychiatric diagnoses and theories related to gender and gender nonconformity by exploring recent research, examples of collaborative perspectives, and existing feminist and trans texts. As such, the book is relevant for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers of gender, feminism, and critical psychology as well as historical issues within psychiatry.
Category: Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

Author : David Buss
ISBN : 9781317345749
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 52.55 MB
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This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.
Category: Psychology

Handbook Of The Psychology Of Aging

Author : James E. Birren
ISBN : 0121012638
Genre : Medical
File Size : 81.14 MB
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. The Fifth Edition provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. In addition to covering environmental influences on behavior and aging and gender differences in aging, new chapters in the Fifth Edition discuss wisdom, creativity, and technological change and the older worker. This handbook is an essential reference for researchers in adult development and gerontology and suitable as an advanced textbook for courses on the psychology of aging.
Category: Medical

Idiot S Guides Psychology 5th Edition

Author : Joni E. Johnston, PsyD
ISBN : 9781615645138
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 87.76 MB
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There are numerous textbooks that explain the theories and principles of psychology, but many are too dry or academic. Idiot's Guides: Psychology, 5th Edition breaks down the complexity of psychology and helps readers understand the how and why of the human mind, the causes of things like mental illness, how we react to situations, and how we become who we are. The book steers clear of self-help and pop psychology and focuses on more of an academic approach. Key concepts are broken down into plain and simple language, and supplemented with insightful illustrations that help explain each concept in a visual format that is fun and engaging. Readers start with the root of the human mind and move into the most popular theories of modern psychology, while exploring the lives and genius (and madness) behind the most famous pioneers in the field, such as Freud and Jung. From behaviorism to social psychology to cognitive psychology, readers will learn what makes all of us tick, and why we are who we are.
Category: Psychology

Angry White Men

Author : Michael Kimmel
ISBN : 9783280038987
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 40.25 MB
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Die Supermacht USA befindet sich in einer tiefen Identitätskrise. Einst berühmt für ihre pragmatische Kompromissbereitschaft stehen sich Republikaner und Demokraten unversöhnlich gegenüber, gewinnen ehemals politische Randgruppen wie die Tea Party enormen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Einfluss. Das Land radikalisiert sich und die weiße männliche Bevölkerung spielt dabei eine entscheidende Rolle. Wer sind die zornigen weißen Amerikaner, die ihren „Way of Life" so gefährdet sehen, dass sie zum radikalen Widerstand gegen jeden bereit sind, der ihre Anschauungen nicht teilt? Woher rührt die Wut auf Frauenemanzipation und Immigranten, auf Farbige und Homosexuelle, auf die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter und generell auf „die im Weißen Haus"? Dieses Buch zeichnet das beklemmende Porträt einer vorrangig männlichen Bewegung, deren Angst vor dem eigenen Bedeutungsverlust, vor dem Verlust amerikanischer Männlichkeit und Dominanz nicht nur die kommenden Präsidentschaftswahlen bestimmen wird, sondern darüber hinaus auch die amerikanische Außenpolitik - also uns.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Perspektiven Kritischer Psychologie Und Qualitativer Forschung

Author : Denise Heseler
ISBN : 9783658140205
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 47.81 MB
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Der vorliegende Band versammelt einführende Beiträge, die einen Überblick über das Feld kritischer Psychologien im deutsch- und englischsprachigen Raum sowie deren methodisch-methodologische Implikationen verschaffen. Damit begegnet er einem zunehmenden Interesse an jenen Theorie- und Forschungsansätzen, die im Zuge einer paradigmatischen Engführung der Psychologie seit den 1990er Jahren fast vollständig aus dem akademischen Betrieb verschwunden sind. Im Fokus der Beiträge stehen die Grundlagen psychoanalytischer, marxistischer, sozialkonstruktionistischer und queer-feministischer Psychologie.
Category: Psychology

Durchstarten Zum Traumjob

Author : Richard Nelson Bolles
ISBN : 9783593507613
Genre : Law
File Size : 60.91 MB
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"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post
Category: Law

An Der Hochschule Lehren

Author : Markus Brauer
ISBN : 9783642420061
Genre : Education
File Size : 23.33 MB
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Wenn es Ihnen wie den meisten Ihrer Kollegen geht, erhalten Sie als Dozent oder Doktorand keine Grundausbildung in Didaktik und Pädagogik für Ihre Hochschullehre. Es scheint als ob die Fähigkeit, Studierende zu unterrichten und sie in ihrem Lernen zu fördern, eine Selbstverständlichkeit wäre. Das ist natürlich falsch, und das Ziel dieses Buch ist es, diese Lücke zu füllen und Sie in Ihrer Lehre zu unterstützen. Forschungen über die Aufmerksamkeit, das Gedächtnis und die Motivation haben es ermöglicht, Lehrmethoden zu entwickeln, die das Verstehen und Lernen der Studierenden maximieren. Diese Lehrmethoden integrieren unter anderem das "aktive Lernen", das sich durch eine aktive Teilnahme der Studierenden am Lernprozess auszeichnet. Pragmatisch und praktisch werden in diesem Buch die didaktischen Methoden vorgestellt, die "funktionieren". Sie erfahren, wie Sie diese in großen Veranstaltungen (Vorlesungen) und kleinen Veranstaltungen (Seminare, Übungen) anwenden können. Dieses Buch enthält viele praktische und konkrete Hinweise für die Lehre, behandelt aber auch andere für Sie wichtige Themen wie Prüfungen, das "Schwätzen", die Motivation der Studierenden, und Zeitmanagement. Wenn Sie Lehrender an Universitäten oder Fachhochschulen sind, dann ist dieses Buch unentbehrlich für Sie. Aber auch jene, die in der Erwachsenenbildung tätig sind, werden die vielen pädagogischen Hinweise nützlich finden. Nach dem Lesen dieses Buches werden Sie nicht nur besser unterrichten, Sie werden auch mehr Spaß an Ihrem Beruf haben.
Category: Education

Psychology A Journey

Author : Dennis Coon
ISBN : 9781133957829
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 50.54 MB
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A psychology text that you’ll actually want to read! PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY is guaranteed to spark your curiosity, insight, imagination, and interest. Using the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, and Review) active learning system to help you study smarter, Coon leads you to an understanding of major concepts as well as how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Each chapter of this book takes you into a different realm of psychology, such as personality, abnormal behavior, memory, consciousness, and human development. Each realm is complex and fascinating, with many pathways, landmarks, and detours to discover. Take the journey and find yourself becoming actively involved with the material as you develop a basic understanding of psychology that will help you succeed in this course and enrich your life. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Psychology