Psychology of Gender
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Psychology of Gender

Vicki S. Helgeson

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eBook - ePub

Psychology of Gender

Vicki S. Helgeson

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About This Book

Noted for its fair and equal coverage of men and women, Psychology of Gender reviews the research and issues surrounding gender from multiple perspectives, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, and public health. Going far beyond discussions of biological sex and gender identity, the text explores the roles that society has assigned to females and males and the other variables that co-occur with sex, such as status and gender-related traits. The implications of social roles, status, and gender-related traits for relationships and health are also examined.

The text begins with a discussion of the nature of gender and development of gender roles, before reviewing communication and interaction styles and how they impact our friendships and romantic relationships. It concludes with an exploration of how gender influences both physical and mental health.

New to the 6th Edition:

  • Emphasis on the intersectionality of gender, considering it as a part of wider social categories such as race, ethnicity, social class, and gender identity

  • Recognition of the increasingly prevalent view that gender is nonbinary

  • Extended coverage of LGBTQ individuals, their relationships, and their health

  • Expanded discussions of key issues including gender-role strain, gender fluidity, women and STEM, parenthood, balancing family and work demands, online communication, and sexual harassment

Accompanied by a comprehensive companion website featuring resources for students and instructors, alongside extensive student learning features throughout the book, Psychology of Gender is an essential read for all students of gender from psychology, women's studies, gender studies, sociology, and anthropology.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Author
  9. 1 Introduction
  10. 2 Methods and History of Gender Research
  11. 3 Gender-Role Attitudes
  12. 4 Sex-Related Comparisons: Observations
  13. 5 Sex-Related Comparisons: Theory
  14. 6 Achievement
  15. 7 Communication
  16. 8 Friendship
  17. 9 Romantic Relationships
  18. 10 Sex Differences in Health: Evidence and Explanations
  19. 11 Relationships and Health
  20. 12 Paid Worker Role and Health
  21. 13 Mental Health
  22. Index
Citation styles for Psychology of Gender

APA 6 Citation

Helgeson, V., & Helgeson, V. (2020). Psychology of Gender (6th ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from (Original work published 2020)

Chicago Citation

Helgeson, Vicki, and Vicki Helgeson. (2020) 2020. Psychology of Gender. 6th ed. Taylor and Francis.

Harvard Citation

Helgeson, V. and Helgeson, V. (2020) Psychology of Gender. 6th edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Helgeson, Vicki, and Vicki Helgeson. Psychology of Gender. 6th ed. Taylor and Francis, 2020. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.