Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology

Volume 2: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology

  • Joan C. Chrisler
  • Donald R. McCreary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Personality Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Donald R. McCreary, Joan C. Chrisler
      Pages 1-16
    3. Jayne E. Stake, Heather Eisele
      Pages 19-40
    4. Lauren E. Duncan, Bill E. Peterson
      Pages 41-62
    5. Nancy Lynn Baker, Janelle L. Mason
      Pages 63-88
  3. Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Alisha Ali, Paula J. Caplan, Rachel Fagnant
      Pages 91-109
    3. Kate Richmond, Kate Carroll, Kristoffer Denboske
      Pages 111-131
    4. Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Lori M. Hilt, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
      Pages 133-151
    5. Rachel M. Calogero, J. Kevin Thompson
      Pages 153-184
  4. Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Cynthia M. Bruns, Ellyn Kaschak
      Pages 187-219
    3. Matt Englar-Carlson, Mark A. Stevens, Robert Scholz
      Pages 221-251
    4. Louise B. Silverstein, Gary R. Brooks
      Pages 253-277
  5. Social Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Irene Hanson Frieze, Man Yu Li
      Pages 311-335
    3. Linda L. Carli
      Pages 337-358
    4. Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Seth T. Pardo, Zhana Vrangalova, Ryan S. Mitchell, Kenneth M. Cohen
      Pages 359-376
  6. Industrial-Organizational Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Helen M. G. Watt
      Pages 379-400
    3. Scott Coltrane, Kristy Y. Shih
      Pages 401-422
    4. Vicki J. Magley, Jessica A. Gallus, Jennifer A. Bunk
      Pages 423-441
    5. Ronit Kark, Alice H. Eagly
      Pages 443-468
  7. Health Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Christina Lee
      Pages 471-493
    3. Amy Zwicker, Anita DeLongis
      Pages 495-515
    4. Cheryl Brown Travis, Andrea L. Meltzer, Dawn M. Howerton
      Pages 517-540
    5. Vivian S. Hwang, Sharon Danoff-Burg
      Pages 541-560
  8. Special Topics in Applied Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 561-561
    2. Diane L. Gill, Cindra S. Kamphoff
      Pages 563-585
    3. Sharon M. Wasco, Meg A. Bond
      Pages 613-641
    4. Dara N. Greenwood, Julia R. Lippman
      Pages 643-669
    5. Angela R. Febbraro, Ritu M. Gill
      Pages 671-696
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 697-828

About this book


The study of gender and gender roles has made significant advances since the 1960s, and this is particularly evident in the areas of social and applied psychology. Volume 2 of the Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology focuses on these aspects of psychology, acknowledging the vitality of the field and reviewing theories and findings from across the specialties, including many outside traditional areas of gender research.

The book’s major goals—better communication between researchers, identification and addressing of knowledge gaps, elimination of bias in research and treatment—are exemplified in a series of chapters that inform readers about the current state of gender research. Authors discuss topics such as the ongoing gender issues in personality assessment, the role of gender in developing and maintaining relationships, and controversies such as whether a male practitioner can be a feminist therapist and whether the concept of gender identity disorder is outdated.

Volume 2 of the Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology covers these critical areas:

  • Personality and personality testing
  • Abnormal and clinical psychology, including gendered aspects of depression, body image, and eating disorders
  • Psychotherapy with women, men, couples, and families
  • Social psychology, including intimate relationships, group behavior, and gender prejudice
  • Work, the workplace, and leadership
  • Health care and health behaviors
  • Special topics, from the media to the military

Blending the challenging with the accessible, Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology is a reference of the first order for researchers, a practice-enhancing resource for clinical psychologists and other therapists, and an exceedingly useful text for the professor or graduate student.


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

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1466-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1467-5
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