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This updated and revised edition of the award-winning 1993 handbook includes historical developments, courses and international aspects, as well as chapters addressing specific topics such as leadership, career, friendship, romance, the menstrual cycle effects, health, mental health, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and rape.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Florence Denmark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2008
File: 786 Pages
ISBN-13: 0275991628

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With clear, comprehensive, and cutting-edge coverage, The Psychology of Women and Gender: Half the Human Experience + delivers an authoritative analysis of classical and up-to-the-minute research from a feminist, psychological viewpoint. Authors Nicole M. Else-Quest and Janet Shibley Hyde examine the cultural and biological similarities and differences between genders, noting how they are often a result of inequality. The Ninth Edition emphasizes rigorous methodology and reviewing and evaluating empirical evidence, helping demystify the scientific process in this field of study. Hands-on applications through case studies that integrate research from other disciplines give students further experience with key issues. This proven resource equips readers with a strong foundation for understanding the dynamic influences of gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in the context of psychology and society, along with strategies for thinking critically about popular culture and using psychological science to improve people’s lives and promote gender equality.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Nicole M. Else-Quest
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2017-12-07
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506382807

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With the rise of feminist thought and women's studies, there has been a growing need for a comprehensive reference on the psychology of women. This handbook meets that need by providing a systematic and informative overview of the psychological world of women. The volume is divided into several sections which discuss the history and foundations of the psychology of women, the reciprocal relationship between women and society, the development of personality across the lifespan, the interaction between psychological and physiological processes, the victimization of women, and the experiences of women in the workplace. Within each section, chapters written by expert contributors discuss the most significant topics and issues in greater detail. The result is an exceptionally useful combination of breadth and depth that balances earlier works that focus primarily on the psychology of men.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Professor Florence L Denmark
Publisher: Greenwood
Release: 1993
File: 760 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105005141291

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This highly respected, best-selling text offers students an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book captures women's own experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for her balance of scholarship and readability, as well as for her inclusion of women from diverse backgrounds, Margaret Matlin continues to lead the way for the Psychology of Women course. Matlin has meticulously updated this edition to reflect the most current research, and continues to exhibit a genuine interest in and understanding of the students for whom the book is written. Her text includes a chapter on old age, and discussions of topics such as welfare issues, pregnancy and women's retirement, which are central in many women's lives, but not consistently covered in other texts.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Margaret W. Matlin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2004
File: 639 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015058127260

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Twenty-two distinct essays, prepared especially for Lectures on the Psychology of Women, present readers with topics often not covered in depth in standard texts. Essays are written by feminist psychologists, all of whom are active and committed teachers and researchers within the psychology of women. More than half the lectures are new to this edition, and the others have been significantly updated to include recent research and contemporary examples. The book’s organization aligns with core texts, making it ideal supplemental reading. However, each lecture stands alone, so instructors can assign readings to meet their own course needs. Part I on the diversity of women includes lectures on women with disabilities, social class, immigration, relational race privilege, aging, sexual fluidity, and mothering. Part II delves into body images and female embodiment, with lectures covering such topics as the sexualization of girls, PMS, weight and body image, media representations of Black women, genital anxieties, and the hairless ideal. Part III addresses women’s physical and mental health with lectures on depression, multicultural therapy, Black women’s health in the U.S., and institutional corruption in psychiatry. Part IV focuses on discrimination, control, and violence against women with lectures on slut-shaming, online gender harassment, and microaggressions. Part V on social justice and activism includes lectures on awareness of intersectional identities, and the relation between the psychology of women and feminist activism.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Joan C. Chrisler
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release: 2018-01-12
File: 405 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781478637028

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This text brings together in a single volume a broad sampling of research and theory applying a feminist perspective to the study of psychology. The editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as historical and scientific foundations, social issues and problems, relationships and sexuality, and psychological and health issues from a social constructionist viewpoint. Discussions of diversity and development are integrated into each chapter.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Maryka Biaggio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2000-08-31
File: 303 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780306463211

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Description of Content: Contemporary Images of Women in Contemporary Women's Art; Female Psychology in Progress; Female Psychology: an Introduction; Freud and Feminine Subjectivity; Freud and the Repudiation of the Feminine; Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory; Nature, Nurture, and Core Gender Identity; Unconscious Representation of Femininity; A Reconsideration of object Choice in Women: Phallus or Fallacy; Beyond the He and She: Toward the Reconciliation of Masculinity and Femininity in the Postoedipal Female Mind; From Nothing to Something to Everything: Bisexuality and Metaphors of the Mind; Theoretical Gender and Clinical Gender; The Meaning of Perineal Activity to Women: The Inner Sphinx; Primary Femininity and Female Genital Anxiety; Castration Anxiety or Feminine Genital Anxiety?; Nevermore: The Hymen and the Loss of Virginity; Masturbation Fantasies in a Prelatency Girl; A Revised Psychoanalytic View of Menopause; Pregnancy--Procreative Process; The Pregnant Mother and the Body Image of the Daughter; On Motherhood; Two Woman and Their Mothers; Toward Further Analytic Understanding of Lesbian Patients; A Psychoanalytic Research Group's Inquiry into Female Sexuality; Can We Be Both Women & Analysts?

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Arnold D. Richards
Publisher: International Universities PressInc
Release: 2001
File: 555 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106013972325

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In this book, Sheila Greene presents a challenging new perspective on the psychological development of girls and women which emphasises the central role of time in human development. She critically reviews traditional and contemporary theoretical approaches - ranging from orthodox psychoanalysis to relational and post-modern theories - and argues that even those claiming to be focused on development have presented a view of women's lives as fixed and determined by their nature or their past. These theories, she believes, should be rejected because of their inherent lack of validity and their frequently oppressive implications for women. Greene's approach places primary importance on temporality itself and on the competing discourses on time, age and development which play an active role in the construction of the lives of girls and women. Essential but often neglected insights from the more compelling developmental and feminist theories are woven together within a theoretical framework that emphasises temporality, emergence and human agency. The result is a liberating theory of women's psychological development as constantly emerging and changing in time rather than as static and fixed by their nature, socio-cultural context and personal history. The Psychological Development of Girls and Women will be essential reading for students and researchers in the psychology of women, developmental psychology and women's studies.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Sheila Greene
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-02-25
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317724940

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Updated with findings from the latest research, this contributed work on the psychology of women covers global initiatives, theories, and practical applications in various settings. It also addresses best practices of feminist methodologies and teaching psychology of women courses. • Presents the latest empirical research findings, global initiatives, and theories on women's psychology • Dispels myths about women's career development, mental illness, women leaders, and women's achievements • Challenges traditional views of women's mental health and physical health by presenting objective data in these areas • Offers recommendations for feminist therapy and physical health issues

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Florence L. Denmark
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2017-09-21
File: 455 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440842290

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Anna Motz
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2008-01-07
File: 314 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134140046

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