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Psychology of gender

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Sexual Harassment, Psychology and Feminism

Sexual Harassment, Psychology and Feminism

Author: Lisa Lazard Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2020

This book provides a feminist psychological analysis of contemporary resistance to sexual harassment in and around #MeToo. It explores how women's assumed empowerment in postfeminist and neoliberal feminist discourses has shaped understandings of sexual harassment and social responses to it. This exploration is grounded in the trajectories of feminist activism and psychological theory about sexual harassment. Lazard addresses the gendered binary of female victims and male perpetrators in contemporary victim politics and the treatment of perpetrators within postfeminist and neoliberal frames. In doing so, the author unpacks the cultural conditions which support or deny who gets to speak and be heard in #MeToo politics. This book will be a valuable resource not only for scholars and students from within the psychological sciences and gender studies, but for the wider social sciences and anyone interested in the psychological grounding of the #MeToo movement.

The Maternal Experience

The Maternal Experience

Author: Margo Lowy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

The Maternal Experience explores the powerful and dynamic nature of maternal ambivalence, and disrupts the conventional narrative of the mother's lived experience by arguing that encounters with feelings of hatred are both universal and have the capacity to stimulate and enrich her maternal love. The book draws on the author's personal mothering experiences, and those of other women, as well as examples from film, to inspire new introspection about the everyday maternal experience. Lowy takes a psychosocial approach to weave thinking from selected psychoanalytic and contemporary accounts, together with personal stories, to explore how maternal ambivalence operates, and how mothering is sourced in psychic struggles between loving and hating feelings in an atmosphere that is rife with social and personal expectations, and prohibitions. By reworking the experience of maternal ambivalence, the book secures an understanding of the mother's feelings of hatred as a catalyst for her love, and allows these maligned and taboo emotions to be named and reframed into acceptable and transformative feelings Brought alive by examples from film and first-hand experience, this book is fascinating reading for academics and students of psychology, maternal and women's studies, and sociology, as well as practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work, medicine and counselling.

The Maternal Experience

The Maternal Experience

Author: Margo Lowy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

The Maternal Experience explores the powerful and dynamic nature of maternal ambivalence, and disrupts the conventional narrative of the mother's lived experience by arguing that encounters with feelings of hatred are both universal and have the capacity to stimulate and enrich her maternal love. The book draws on the author's personal mothering experiences, and those of other women, as well as examples from film, to inspire new introspection about the everyday maternal experience. Lowy takes a psychosocial approach to weave thinking from selected psychoanalytic and contemporary accounts, together with personal stories, to explore how maternal ambivalence operates, and how mothering is sourced in psychic struggles between loving and hating feelings in an atmosphere that is rife with social and personal expectations, and prohibitions. By reworking the experience of maternal ambivalence, the book secures an understanding of the mother's feelings of hatred as a catalyst for her love, and allows these maligned and taboo emotions to be named and reframed into acceptable and transformative feelings Brought alive by examples from film and first-hand experience, this book is fascinating reading for academics and students of psychology, maternal and women's studies, and sociology, as well as practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work, medicine and counselling.

Questions of Gender

Questions of Gender

Author: Dina Anselmi, Anne Law Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2020

Men's Gender Role Conflict

Men's Gender Role Conflict

Author: James M. O'Neil Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Men's gender role conflict is a psychological state in which restrictive definitions of masculinity limit men's well-being and human potential. Gender role conflict (GRC) doesn't just harm boys and men, but also girls and women, transgendered people, and society at large. Extensive research relates men's GRC to myriad behavioral problems, including sexism, violence, homophobia, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues. This book represents a call to action for researchers and practitioners, graduate students, and other mental healthcare professionals to confront men's GRC and reduce its harmful influence on individuals and society. James O'Neil is a pioneer in men's psychology who conceptualized GRC and created the Gender Role Conflict Scale. In this book, he combines numerous studies from renowned scholars in men's psychology with more than 30 years of his own clinical and research experience to promote activism and challenge the status quo. He describes multiple effects of men's GRC, including success, power, and competition issues restricted emotionality restricted affectionate behavior between men conflicts between men's work and family relations. O'Neil also explains when GRC can develop in a man's gender role journey, how to address it through preventative programs and therapy for boys and men, and what initiatives researchers and clinicians can pursue.

Male, Female

Male, Female

Author: David C. Geary Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2020

Why do girls tend to earn better grades in school than boys? Why are men still far more likely than women to earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? And why are men on average more likely to be injured in accidents and fights than women? These and many other questions are the subject of both informal investigation in the media and formal investigation in academic and scientific circles. In his landmark book Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences , author David Geary provided the first comprehensive evolutionary model to explain human sex differences. Using the principles of sexual selection such as female choice and male-male competition, the author systematically reviewed and discussed the evolution of sex differences and their expression throughout the animal kingdom, as a means of not just describing but explaining the same process in Homo sapiens. Now, over ten years since the first edition, Geary has completed a massive update, expansion and theoretical revision of his classic text. New findings in brain and genetic research inform a wealth of new material, including a new chapter on sex differences in patterns of life history development; expanded coverage of genetic research (e.g. DNA finger printing to determine paternity as related to male-male competition in primates); fatherhood in humans; cross-cultural patterns of sex differences in choosing and competing for mates; and, genetic, hormonal, and socio-cultural influences on the expression of sex differences. Finally, through his motivation to control framework (introduction in the first edition and expanded in The Origin of Mind , 2005), Geary presents a theoretical bridge linking parenting, mate choices, and competition, with children's development and sex differences in brain and cognition. The result is an even better book than the original - a lively and nuanced application of Darwin's insight to help explain our heritage and our place in the natural world.

Teaching LGBTQ Psychology

Teaching LGBTQ Psychology

Author: Theodore R. Burnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

All instructional environments should be safe places to engage in exploration and active learning. How instructors address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) identities is critical for the education of all learners, whether or not the primary subject matter is sexual orientation and/or gender diversity. This book is a theoretical and practical guide for individuals who teach and train about LGBTQ psychology in diverse groups and settings. Each chapter approaches sexual and gender diversity from a resilience, wellness-focused framework, with the overall goal of furthering social justice for LGBTQ individuals. Balancing the conceptual literature with practical examples and case illustrations, the collection features: A review of ethical guidelines, laws, and practice standards related to LGBTQ rights and professionals' obligations Innovative teaching techniques, activities, and strategies to understand and reduce minority stress and marginalization Tips for scaffolding students' knowledge regarding identity development Examples of how to support clinical trainees' skill development in working with LGBTQ clients Useful tools for LGBTQ education in the community, including health care settings, schools, businesses and government agencies, and religious organizations Other specific topics covered include affirmative language and terminology; coming out issues; classroom and behavioral management strategies; intervention and prevention efforts relevant to LGBTQ communities; and the impact of history, identity, culture, and community on various aspects of functioning for LGBTQ individuals.

Questions of Gender

Questions of Gender

Author: Dina Anselmi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2020

Questions of Gender introduces students to critical questions in the psychology of gender through the use of primary scholarship in the discipline. The book exposes students to both classical and contemporary cutting-edge research and theory while providing sufficient scaffolding so that students can understand the issues at hand. Each chapter topic begins with a comprehensive and integrative essay outlining the key issues in that area; the essays also connect issues between chapters so that students can see many of the overarching themes of the field. The essays and readings thus provide a springboard for instructors and students to engage in conversation about the readings and issues as they relate to the psychology of gender. The new edition: *includes 36 new pieces, of which 32 have been published since the year 2000 *draws together seminal works by psychologists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other researchers *stresses the importance of understanding sex and gender as part of the larger intersection of questions about race, ethnicity class and sexual orientation *features in each chapter several checkpoints, questions that are designed to help readers evaluate their comprehension and to anticipate the issues of the next reading

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women

Author: Fanny M. (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Cheung Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

There is a growing knowledge base in understanding the differences and similarities between women and men, as well as the diversities among women and sexualities. Although genetic and biological characteristics define human beings conventionally as women and men, their experiences are contextualized in multiple dimensions in terms of gender, sexuality, class, age, ethnicity, and other social dimensions. Beyond the biological and genetic basis of gender differences, gender intersects with culture and other social locations which affect the socialization and development of women across their life span. This handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource to understand the intersectionality of gender differences, to dispel myths, and to examine gender-relevant as well as culturally relevant implications and appropriate interventions. Featuring a truly international mix of contributors, and incorporating cross-cultural research and comparative perspectives, this handbook will inform mainstream psychology of the international literature on the psychology of women and gender.

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women

Author: Fanny M. (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Cheung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

There is a growing knowledge base in understanding the differences and similarities between women and men, as well as the diversities among women and sexualities. Although genetic and biological characteristics define human beings conventionally as women and men, their experiences are contextualized in multiple dimensions in terms of gender, sexuality, class, age, ethnicity, and other social dimensions. Beyond the biological and genetic basis of gender differences, gender intersects with culture and other social locations which affect the socialization and development of women across their life span. This handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource to understand the intersectionality of gender differences, to dispel myths, and to examine gender-relevant as well as culturally relevant implications and appropriate interventions. Featuring a truly international mix of contributors, and incorporating cross-cultural research and comparative perspectives, this handbook will inform mainstream psychology of the international literature on the psychology of women and gender.

Bisexual and Pansexual Identities

Bisexual and Pansexual Identities

Author: Nikki Hayfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

This book explores the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality from the past to the present and is unique in extending the discussion to focus on contemporary and emerging identities. Nikki Hayfield draws on research from psychology and the social sciences to offer a detailed and in-depth exploration of the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality. The book discusses how early sexologists' understood gender and sexuality within a binary model and how this provided the underpinnings of bisexual invisibility. The existing research on biphobia and bisexual marginalisation is synthesised to explore how bisexuality has often been invisible or invalidated. Hayfield then evidences clear examples of the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality within education, employment, mainstream mass media, and the wider culture. Throughout the book there is consideration of the impact that this invisibility and invalidation has on people's sense of identity and on their health and wellbeing. It concludes with a discussion of how bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality have become somewhat more visible than in the past and the potential that visibility holds for recognition and representation. This is fascinating reading for students and academics interested in in bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexual spectrum identities and for those who have a personal interest in bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality.

Bisexual and Pansexual Identities

Bisexual and Pansexual Identities

Author: Nikki Hayfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

This book explores the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality from the past to the present and is unique in extending the discussion to focus on contemporary and emerging identities. Nikki Hayfield draws on research from psychology and the social sciences to offer a detailed and in-depth exploration of the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality. The book discusses how early sexologists' understood gender and sexuality within a binary model and how this provided the underpinnings of bisexual invisibility. The existing research on biphobia and bisexual marginalisation is synthesised to explore how bisexuality has often been invisible or invalidated. Hayfield then evidences clear examples of the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality within education, employment, mainstream mass media, and the wider culture. Throughout the book there is consideration of the impact that this invisibility and invalidation has on people's sense of identity and on their health and wellbeing. It concludes with a discussion of how bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality have become somewhat more visible than in the past and the potential that visibility holds for recognition and representation. This is fascinating reading for students and academics interested in in bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexual spectrum identities and for those who have a personal interest in bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality.