Gender Development

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This new text offers a unique developmental focus on gender. Gender development is examined from infancy through adolescence, integrating biological, socialization, and cognitive perspectives. The bookâe(tm)s current empirical focus is complemented by a lively and readable style that includes anecdotes about childrenâe(tm)s everyday experiences. The bookâe(tm)s accessibility is further enhanced with the use of bold face to highlight key terms when first introduced along with a complete glossary of these terms. All three of the authors are respected researchers in divergent areas of childrenâe(tm)s gender role development and each of them teaches a course on the topic.

The bookâe(tm)s primary focus is on gender role behaviors âe" how they develop and the roles biological and experiential factors play in their development. The first section of the text introduces the field and outlines its history. Part 2 focuses on the differences between the sexes, including the biology of sex and the latest research on behavioral sex differences, including motor and cognitive behaviors and personality and social behaviors. Contemporary theoretical perspectives on gender development âe" biological, social and environmental, and cognitive approaches âe" are explored in Part 3 along with the research supporting these models. The social agents of gender development, including children themselves, family, peers, the media, and schools are addressed in the final part.

Cutting-edge and comprehensive, this is the perfect text for those who have been searching for an advanced undergraduate and/or graduate book for courses in gender development, the psychology of sex roles and/or gender and/or women or men, taught in departments of psychology, human development, and educational psychology. Although chapters have been designed to be read sequentially, a full author citation is included the first time a reference is used within an individual chapter rather than only the first time it is used in the book, making it easy to assign chapters in a variety of orders. This referencing system will also appeal to scholars interested in using the book as a resource to review a particular content area.

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History of the Study of Gender Development
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Describing Differences Between the Sexes
39
Motor Development and Cognition
69
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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Judith Elaine Blakemore is Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Indiana University âe" Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Northern Illinois University.

Sheri A. Berenbaum is Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics and a member of the Neuroscience Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lynn S. Liben is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies, and Education at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan.

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