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Women's Lives: A Psychological Exploration, 3rd Edition

By Claire A. Etaugh, Judith S. Bridges

Published by Psychology Press

Published Date: Feb 8, 2012

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Women¿s Lives: A Psychological Exploration, 3rd Edition draws on a wealth of the literature to present a rich range of experiences and issues of relevance to girls and women. This text offers the unique combination of a chronological approach to gender that is embedded within topical chapters. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, each chapter integrates current material on women differing in age, ethnicity, social class, nationality, sexual orientation and ableness.

The third edition reflects substantial changes in the field while maintaining its empirical focus through engaging writing, student activities, and critical thinking exercises. With over 2,100 new references emphasizing the latest research and theories, the authors continue to pique interests in psychology of women.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Psychology of Women: History and Research  2. Cultural Representations of Gender  3. Gender Self-Concept and Gender Attitudes: Developmental Processes and Individual Differences  4. Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence  5. Gender Comparisons: Social Behavior, Personality, Communication, and Cognition  6. Sexuality  7. Reproductive System and Childbearing  8. Relationships  9. Education and Achievement  10. Employment  11. Balancing Family and Work  12. Physical Health  13. Mental Health  14. Violence Against Girls and Women  15. A Feminist Future: Goals, Actions and Attitudes


Women's Lives: A Psychological Exploration, 3rd Edition

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