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Leanne Franklin


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Gender is a hugely important factor in how we see the world, not just for psychologists but society as a whole. From the key theoretical developments, through the development of gender in childhood and on to the way gender is interpreted by different cultures around the world, Franklin's spirited introduction shows how gender shapes our understanding of life. Whatever your level of study, this book will give you a deeper understanding of the way gender continues to affect the way we think and behave.

With its broad coverage, accessible style and in-depth focus on gender differences, this is the perfect aid for students at A Level and beyond aiming to push their grades higher
LEANNE FRANKLIN is Associate Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
'This textbook is wonderfully written and a perfect resource for every psychology student. It captures a range of different viewpoints on gender and shows the need to consider both the role of culture and biological factors in how we understand what it means to be male or female. This book explores key topics at the heart of the discipline and reflects original ideas on the sex/gender binary. It is accessible, engaging and thought-provoking.' - Lewis Goodings, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Roehampton, London, UK

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover Cove
Contents vii
List of tables viii
Note from series editors ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Sex differences 5
3 Gender and early childhood 26
4 Gender and middle childhood 40
5 Gender and adolescence 57
6 Psychoanalytic approaches 70
7 Cognitive development theory 86
8 Gender schema theory 94
9 Social learning theory 111
10 Social constructionism 123
11 History of gender 135
12 Culture and gender 147
Notes 163
Glossary 164
References 173
Index 200
Reading guide 207