The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations (Texts in Social Psychology)

The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations (Texts in Social Psychology)

The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations (Texts in Social Psychology)

Gender relations are rife with contradictions and complexities. Exploring the full range of gender issues, this book offers a fresh perspective on everyday experiences of gender; the explicit and implicit attitudes that underlie beliefs about gender differences; and the consequences for our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Many real-world examples illustrate how the unique interdependence of men and women—coupled with pervasive power imbalances—shapes interactions in romantic relationships and the workplace. In the process, the authors shed new light on the challenges facing those who strive for gender parity. This ideal student text takes readers to the cutting edge of gender theory and research.

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  1. JMW said,

    Wrote on February 1, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Recommended, December 5, 2009
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    JMW (Paris, France) –

    I am not a psychology student but interested in gender studies in general. I highly recommend this text, it’s accessible and actually quite a gripping read as it pertains to questions we can all closely relate to, it helped me better understand the tensions inherent to gender relations.

    JMW
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  2. af2560 said,

    Wrote on February 1, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very insightful book, January 17, 2012
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    I am a psychology student and I am very enthusiastic about this book. (In fact, I am so enthusiastic about it it made me write my first review on amazon).The book carefully reviews different facts about gender and puts them together in a theoretical framework. The view proposed in this book may be new for a lot of people, nevertheless, the arguments are very convincing and the studies cited plentiful. The social psychology approach helps to develop a new view on gender, gender relations and who we trully are – individuals with individual characteristics, not only members of groups.

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on February 1, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not an objective review of the literature, June 2, 2011
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    Being a PhD student in social psychology and interested in gender issues, I bought this book with the hope of getting an objective review of the scientific evidence on the topic. Unfortunately, the book did not satisfy my expectations.
    The authors (more or less self-admittedly) present just one side of the scientific evidence on power. They have a very ideological perspective on the gender issues and unfortunately allow their ideology to interfere with the data they choose to present in the book. Therefore, it is hard to see the book as a comprehensive and objective review of the scientific findings in the field. On the other hand, the writing of the text is rather boring to be seen as book intended for the mainstream audience. So, the book is not a good reading either for people who want a purely objective and scientific take on gender issues or a mainstream audience who relate to the authors on their ideology and want a good read to reinforce their attitude towards it.

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