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Sex and Gender By John Archer (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)

Sex and Gender by John Archer (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)

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Summary

A fully revised edition of a classic text, introduces the reader to the fundamental questions relating to sex and gender in an accessible way. Draws on research in evolutionary psychology and the influence of Social Role Theory as well as new psychoanalytic and ethno-methodological approaches.

Sex and Gender Summary

Sex and Gender by John Archer (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)

Sex and Gender is a substantially revised second edition of a classic text. Adopting a balanced and straightforward approach to the often controversial study of sex differences, the authors aim to introduce the reader to the fundamental questions relating to sex and gender in an accessible way at the same time as drawing on research in this and related areas. New developments which are explored in this edition include the rise of evolutionary psychology and the influence of Social Role Theory as well as additional psychoanalytic and ethno-methodological approaches which have all contributed to a greater understanding of the complex nature of masculinity and femininity.

Sex and Gender Reviews

"This second edition of John Archer and Barbara Lloydas Sex and Gender is extremely wide-ranging and tackles challenging theoretical issues, including the ultimate origins of sex differences in human behavior. In bringing social, developmental, and evolutionary theories to bear on many different types of female and male behaviors, Archer and Lloyd have produced an intellectually sophisticated text. Yet, the writing is engaging and accessible to undergraduates. Another plus is that the research covered in the book stems from a wide range of cultures. This is a truly outstanding book!" Alice Eagly, Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University

About John Archer (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)

John Archer is Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. His research interests are aggression, violence, sex and gender, and grief. He is the author of a number of books, including The Nature of Grief (1999), Ethology and Human Development (1992) and The Behavioural Biology of Aggression (1988). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and President-Elect of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Barbara B. Lloyd is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Sussex where she was previously Reader in Social Psychology. Barbara has an active psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice and was a founding member and Chair of the Brighton Association of Analytic Psychotherapists. Barbara is the author of a number of books including Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge (Cambridge, 1990) and Gender Identities and Education. The Impact of Starting School (1992) with Gerard Duveen. She also published Smoking in Adolescence: Images and Identities (with Kevin Lucas, 1998) which describes her current research. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Full Member of the British Association of Psychotherapists.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Commonsense beliefs and psychological research strategies; 2. Stereotypes, attitudes and personal attributes; 3. Origins; 4. Developmental influences; 5. Sexuality: psychophysiology, psychoanalysis and social construction; 6. Aggression, violence and power; 7. Fear, anxiety and mental health; 8. The domestic sphere; 9. Work, education and occupational achievement; 10. Looking back and looking ahead.

Additional information

GOR004958661
Sex and Gender by John Archer (University of Central Lancashire, Preston)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2002-07-11
298
0521635330
9780521635332
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