© 2010

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

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such as whether a male practitioner can be a feminist therapist and whether the concept of gender identity disorder is outdated.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

About the editors

Joan C. Chrisler is Class of 1943 Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College. She has published extensively on gender roles, attitudes toward menstruation and menopause, women's health and embodiment, and other topics. She has edited seven previous books, most recently Lectures on the Psychology of Women (4th ed., 2008, McGraw-Hill) and Women over 50: Psychological Perspectives (2007, Springer). She has served as Editor of Sex Roles and on the Editorial Boards of Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, and Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Chrisler is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 2, 9, 35, 38, 46, 52).

Donald R. McCreary is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Brock University and York University.  He has published extensively on gender roles, the psychology of men, and other topics.  He has co-edited one previous book, Applied Social Psychology (1997, Prentice Hall).  He has served as Associate Editor of Psychology of Men and Masculinity and of the International Journal of Men's Health, and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Sex Roles, Journal of Men's Studies, and Body Image. Dr. McCreary is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 51).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology
  • Editors Joan C. Chrisler
    Donald R. McCreary
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1466-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3942-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-1467-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 828
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender Studies
    Sociology, general
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