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The Psychology Of Men's Health By Christina Lee

The Psychology Of Men's Health by Christina Lee

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Offers a concise social psychology drawing various arguments, controversies and approaches that constitute the field. This book emphasises on various approaches to deconstructing and reconstructing social psychology. It looks at controversies such as realism and agency.

The Psychology Of Men's Health Summary

The Psychology Of Men's Health by Christina Lee

* How do traditional concepts of masculinity restrict men's life choices and affect their health?
* Why is it that men die earlier than women?
* Can men find new ways of negotiating masculinity that are not injurious to their physical and emotional health?
This book provides a clear and relatively concise social psychology, drawing together the variety of arguments, controversies and approaches that constitute the field. It is organised around three interrelated aspects of critics' dissatisfaction with social psychology: its methods and claim to be a science (the paradigm crisis); its mental concepts and especially its view of selfhood (the conceptual crisis); and its dehumanising character and the political effects of psychological practices and knowledge (the moral/political crisis).

Several critical tools have guided efforts to rethink the discipline, such as sociological and philosophical studies of science, the turn to language, discourse analysis, feminism and poststructuralism. These are described and their usefulness is examined in providing a critique of and alternatives to social psychology's subject and method. The emphasis throughout is on the variety of approaches to deconstructing and reconstructing social psychology, encouraging a broad appreciation of subsequent controversies such as realism and agency. Students will welcome the clarity of the author's approach to a field which has seemed daunting and impenetrable in the past.

About Christina Lee

Christina Lee is Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Gender and Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She manages the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and has published extensively on health and gender.

Glynn Owens is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His published research encompasses a wide range of health-related areas including sports psychology, cancer, terminal care, radiology, dermatology and eating disorders, as well as work on research methodology and ethics.

Table of Contents

Series editors' foreword
Preface
Gender and men's health
Health behaviours and health service use
Emotional expression
Risk taking, violence and criminality
Sexuality and men's health
Men and their bodies
Men and work
Men and family
Men and ageing
The psychology of men's health
a gendered perspective
References
Index.

Additional information

GOR004266153
9780335207053
0335207057
The Psychology Of Men's Health by Christina Lee
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2002-03-01
160
N/A
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