What is the difference between sex and gender? What is the impact of gender-role stereotypes on our lives, our relationships and the world? What does gender mean to you?
The Psychology of Gender looks at our biology, history and culture to consider the impact of gender roles and stereotypes, and addresses the 'dilemmas' we have regarding gender in a post-modern world. It offers a unique perspective on gender through storytelling and explores ideas around transgender and cisgender identities and androgyny, tackling hidden assumptions and helping us make sense of the world of gender.
By examining the future of gender, The Psychology of Gender offers a platform for further exploration, and arrives at a new psychology of gender that emphasises relationships and helps us to understand our own gender identity and that of those around us.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Sex and Gender Chapter 3. Gender Stereotypes and Sex Differences Chapter 4. The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes Chapter 5. Gender Stories, Backwards, Forwards and Sideways Chapter 6. Conclusions: Moving Forward - Meaningful Gender References Bibliography
About the Author
Dr Gary W. Wood is a Chartered Psychologist, Solution-Focused Coach, advice columnist and teacher. He has taught psychology and research methods at several UK universities and is regularly featured in the media.
About the Series
The Psychology of Everything
People are fascinated by psychology, and what makes humans tick. Why do we think and behave the way we do? We've all met armchair psychologists claiming to have the answers, and people that ask if psychologists can tell what they're thinking. The Psychology of Everything is a series of books which debunk the popular myths and pseudo-science surrounding some of life's biggest questions.
The series explores the hidden psychological factors that drive us, from our subconscious desires and aversions, to our natural social instincts. Absorbing, informative, and always intriguing, each book is written by an expert in the field, examining how research-based knowledge compares with popular wisdom, and showing how psychology can truly enrich our understanding of modern life.
Applying a psychological lens to an array of topics and contemporary concerns - from sex, to fashion, to conspiracy theories - The Psychology of Everything will make you look at everything in a new way.