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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such as whether a male practitioner can be a feminist therapist and whether the concept of gender identity disorder is outdated.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.