Sex Role Attitudes and Cultural Change

  • Ira Gross
  • John Downing
  • Adma D’heurle

Part of the Priority Issues in Mental Health book series (PIMH, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ira Gross
    Pages 1-9
  3. Adma D’Heurle, Jeffrey Cohen, V. Widmark-Petersson
    Pages 93-100
  4. Charles S. Downing
    Pages 101-107
  5. Sophia M. R. Leung, Betty Kleiman
    Pages 109-120
  6. I. Kallab, J. Abu Nasr, I. Lorfing
    Pages 131-140
  7. Ira Gross, Adma D’Heurle
    Pages 201-203
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 205-213

About this book


The initial impetus for this volume was the occasion of the World Congress for Mental Health held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1977. The theme of that congress was priorities in mental health. The keynote speaker Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, wife of the then President of the United States, focused attention on the necessity for an international perspective in understanding priorities for mental health. Without exception subsequent speakers echoed the sentiments Mrs. Carter expressed, that the first priority for mental health was that of children. For many participants the concern for children was translated not only into techniques for treatment but more importantly into broadening the approaches to prevention. One theme emerged which has begun to be addressed around the world - that of the cultural and developmental implications of sex role stereotyping for mental health. This topic proved to be the touchstone for many issues related both directly and indirectly to mental health. Among the most prominent concerns expressed were those for the effects on careers, the learning environment and relations between the sexes which stem from stereotyped attitudes concerning appropriate sex role behavior. The consensus of the par­ tiCipants was to urge the directorate of the congress to continue this topic at the next World Congress. This was a particularly appropriate content for the next World Congress, since 1979 was the International Year of the Child.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ira Gross
    • 1
  • John Downing
    • 2
  • Adma D’heurle
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of VictoriaAustralia
  3. 3.Mercy CollegeDobbs FerryUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7739-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7737-2
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