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Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology

Volume 1: Gender Research in General and Experimental Psychology

Editors: Chrisler, Joan C., McCreary, Donald R. (Eds.)

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  • Integrates information across psychology disciplines
  • Incorporates a broad overview of key topics
  • Includes a special section on research methods
  • Provides up-to-date coverage of brain and behavior studies
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A major milestone in psychology has been the shift from concepts of sex, a strictly biological construct, to gender, with its range of biopsychosocial dimensions. Accordingly, recent years have seen gender research achieve marked improvements in methods, terminology, and breadth of content. The Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology brings these achievements into bold perspective by presenting both the current state of the field and an ambitious agenda for the future.

Volume 1, Gender Research in General and Experimental Psychology, gathers a wide variety of established and emerging voices across the range of specialties to offer the latest ideas, theories, and findings in gender as applied to both women and men (and where appropriate, boys and girls), including sexual minorities. In this volume, contributors critique strengths and limitations of current research, discuss methodological issues from recruiting participants to communicating results, and address cultural and other diversity considerations that have often been absent from the field. Their findings offer a fresh perspective, whether readers are involved in testing hypotheses, developing models, conducting experiments, or interpreting data. All chapters include recommendations for future avenues for research.

Areas covered in Volume 1:

  • The history of the psychology of women, men/masculinity, and sexual minorities
  • Qu
antitative and qualitative research methods, including reviews of commonly used measures

  • The brain and behavior: physiology and beyond
  • Learning, education, and cognition, including academic, spatial, and creative abilities
  • Written, oral, and nonverbal communication
  • Emotion, motivation, and sexuality
  • Gender roles and identity across the lifespan
  • Psychologists, neuroscientists, gender researchers, and professors and graduate students in related fields will welcome Volume 1 of the Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology as refreshingly informative and eminently practical.

    About the authors

    Joan C. Chrisler is Class of 1943 Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College. She has published extensively on gender roles, attitudes toward menstruation and menopause, women's health and embodiment, and other topics. She has edited seven previous books, most recently Lectures on the Psychology of Women (4th ed., 2008, McGraw-Hill) and Women over 50: Psychological Perspectives (2007, Springer). She has served as Editor of Sex Roles and on the Editorial Boards of Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, and Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Chrisler is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 2, 9, 35, 38, 46, 52).

    Donald R. McCreary is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Brock University and York University.  He has published extensively on gender roles, the psychology of men, and other topics.  He has co-edited one previous book, Applied Social Psychology (1997, Prentice Hall).  He has served as Associate Editor of Psychology of Men and Masculinity and of the International Journal of Men's Health, and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Sex Roles, Journal of Men's Studies, and Body Image. Dr. McCreary is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 51).

    Table of contents (26 chapters)

    Table of contents (26 chapters)

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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology
    Book Subtitle
    Volume 1: Gender Research in General and Experimental Psychology
    Editors
    • Joan C. Chrisler
    • Donald R. McCreary
    Copyright
    2010
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag New York
    Copyright Holder
    Springer-Verlag New York
    eBook ISBN
    978-1-4419-1465-1
    DOI
    10.1007/978-1-4419-1465-1
    Softcover ISBN
    978-1-4939-3943-5
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XXVI, 712
    Topics