Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology

Volume 1: Gender Research in General and Experimental Psychology

  • Joan C. Chrisler
  • Donald R. McCreary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. History of Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Donald R. McCreary, Joan C. Chrisler
      Pages 1-16
    3. Alexandra Rutherford, Leeat Granek
      Pages 19-41
  3. Research Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sarah K. Murnen, Linda Smolak
      Pages 81-101
    3. Mary M. Gergen
      Pages 103-131
    4. Andrew P. Smiler, Marina Epstein
      Pages 133-157
    5. Deborah J. Bowen, Chanita Hughes Halbert, Alecia Robinson, Uli Boehmer
      Pages 179-190
    6. Peter Hegarty, Felicia Pratto
      Pages 191-211
  4. Brain and Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Deborah Saucier, Crystal Ehresman
      Pages 215-233
    3. Joseph A. Schroeder
      Pages 235-257
  5. Learning, Education, and Cognitive Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Susan A. Basow
      Pages 277-295
    3. Heather A. Priess, Janet Shibley Hyde
      Pages 297-316
    4. Carol A. Lawton
      Pages 317-341
    5. Mark A. Runco, Bonnie Cramond, Alexander R. Pagnani
      Pages 343-357
  6. Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Christine A. Smith, Ingrid Johnston-Robledo, Maureen C. McHugh, Joan C. Chrisler
      Pages 361-377
    3. Maureen C. McHugh, Jennifer Hambaugh
      Pages 379-410
    4. Marianne Schmid Mast, Sabine Sczesny
      Pages 411-425
  7. Emotion and Motivation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Leslie R. Brody, Judith A. Hall
      Pages 429-454
    3. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy
      Pages 455-469
    4. Jennifer Petersen, Janet Shibley Hyde
      Pages 471-491
  8. Lifespan Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. May Ling Halim, Diane Ruble
      Pages 495-525
    3. Katherine H. Clemans, Laura M. DeRose, Julia A. Graber, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
      Pages 527-557
    4. Abigail J. Stewart, Nicky J. Newton
      Pages 559-580
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 581-712

About this book


A major milestone in psychology has been the shift from concepts of sex, a strictly biological construct, to gender, with its range of biopsychosocial dimensions. Accordingly, recent years have seen gender research achieve marked improvements in methods, terminology, and breadth of content. The Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology brings these achievements into bold perspective by presenting both the current state of the field and an ambitious agenda for the future.

Volume 1, Gender Research in General and Experimental Psychology, gathers a wide variety of established and emerging voices across the range of specialties to offer the latest ideas, theories, and findings in gender as applied to both women and men (and where appropriate, boys and girls), including sexual minorities. In this volume, contributors critique strengths and limitations of current research, discuss methodological issues from recruiting participants to communicating results, and address cultural and other diversity considerations that have often been absent from the field. Their findings offer a fresh perspective, whether readers are involved in testing hypotheses, developing models, conducting experiments, or interpreting data. All chapters include recommendations for future avenues for research.

Areas covered in Volume 1:

  • The history of the psychology of women, men/masculinity, and sexual minorities
  • Qu
antitative and qualitative research methods, including reviews of commonly used measures

  • The brain and behavior: physiology and beyond
  • Learning, education, and cognition, including academic, spatial, and creative abilities
  • Written, oral, and nonverbal communication
  • Emotion, motivation, and sexuality
  • Gender roles and identity across the lifespan
  • Psychologists, neuroscientists, gender researchers, and professors and graduate students in related fields will welcome Volume 1 of the Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology as refreshingly informative and eminently practical.


    Body image Experiment Feminist psychology Gender Gender Research Gender identity Gender roles Gender stereotypes Sex differences Sexual orientation evolutionary psychology intelligence psychology

    Editors and affiliations

    • Joan C. Chrisler
      • 1
    • Donald R. McCreary
      • 2
    1. 1.Connecticut CollegeNew LondonU.S.A.
    2. 2.TorontoCanada

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