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  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $90.00
  • Forthcoming: December 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66713-4
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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    Psychology of Women and Gender


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    Miriam Liss (Author, University of Mary Washington), Kate Richmond (Author, Muhlenberg College), Mindy J. Erchull (Author, University of Mary Washington)


    For a new generation of students

    Placing a central focus on the concerns of students today, this text deals with important, timely topics such as intersectionality, transgender issues, sexualization, and objectification. It combines up-to-date research with an approachable and engaging writing style, while also providing students with hands-on exercises and thought-provoking debate topics. Flexible teaching resources support every kind of instructor’s course.


    Reflects the shifting focus of the field

    Contemporary areas of research and theory are prominently featured, including self-objectification, self-sexualization, neuro-sexism, intensive parenting, and the glass cliff/escalator. Students encounter many of these key issues in their daily life and will encounter many more after they graduate.

    Inclusive and diverse

    The book integrates the experiences of diverse women, including those who identify as transgender, with the coverage of central issues in the field. The importance of understanding intersecting social identities (i.e., race, class, and sexual orientation) is integrated throughout each chapter, rather than suggested as an aside at the end of sections or chapters.

    Engages students with relevant, hands-on exercises

    Examples from traditional and social media are integrated throughout each chapter, and students are frequently asked to explore ideas further through “Spotlight On,” “Try It for Yourself,” and “Your Turn” boxes. These pedagogical features can serve as prompts for journaling, blogging, or papers, as well as in-class discussion.

    Thought-provoking debates encourage critical thinking

    “Empowering or Oppressing?” features in each chapter challenge students to see an argument from both sides, rather than telling them what to believe or which side to support. Students are encouraged to think critically about these issues and come to their own conclusions.

    Flexible resources for your course

    Carefully created resources support every instructor, including a test bank, lecture and art PowerPoint slides, and an Interactive Instructor’s Guide. The guide contains video links, discussion questions, and activities based on the “Psychology’s Feminist Voices” website.



      Chapter 1: A Feminist Psychology of Women

      Chapter 2: Gender Similarities and Differences

      Chapter 3: Gender and Power       

      Chapter 4: Beyond the Sex/Gender Binary

      Chapter 5: Gender Socialization

      Chapter 6: Women’s Bodies

      Chapter 7: Sexuality and Sexualization

      Chapter 8: Relationships

      Chapter 9: Reproduction and Mothering

      Chapter 10: Work

      Chapter 11: Older Women

      Chapter 12: Violence

      Chapter 13: Mental Health

      Chapter 14: Where Do We Go from Here?