Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Psychology of Women and Gender

  • Miriam Liss
  • Kate Richmond
  • Mindy J. Erchull
  • ISBN-10: 0393667138
  • ISBN-13: 9780393667134
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

For a new generation of students

Placing a central focus on the concerns of students today, this text deals with important, timely topics such as intersectionality, transgender issues, sexualization, and objectification. It combines up-to-date research with an approachable and engaging writing style, while also providing students with hands-on exercises and thought-provoking debate topics. Flexible teaching resources support every kind of instructor’s course.


  • REFLECTS THE SHIFTING FOCUS OF THE FIELD Contemporary areas of research and theory are prominently featured, including self-objectification, self-sexualization, neuro-sexism, intensive parenting, and the glass cliff/escalator. Students encounter many of these key issues in their daily life and will encounter many more after they graduate.

  • INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE The book integrates the experiences of diverse women, including those who identify as transgender, with the coverage of central issues in the field. The importance of understanding intersecting social identities (i.e., race, class, and sexual orientation) is integrated throughout each chapter, rather than suggested as an aside at the end of sections or chapters.

  • ENGAGES STUDENTS WITH RELEVANT, HANDS-ON EXERCISES Examples from traditional and social media are integrated throughout each chapter, and students are frequently asked to explore ideas further through “Spotlight On,” “Try It for Yourself,” and “Your Turn” boxes. These pedagogical features can serve as prompts for journaling, blogging, or papers, as well as in-class discussion.

  • THOUGHT-PROVOKING DEBATES ENCOURAGE CRITICAL THINKING “Empowering or Oppressing?” features in each chapter challenge students to see an argument from both sides, rather than telling them what to believe or which side to support. Students are encouraged to think critically about these issues and come to their own conclusions.

  • FLEXIBLE RESOURCES FOR YOUR COURSE Carefully created resources support every instructor, including a test bank, lecture and art PowerPoint slides, and an Interactive Instructor’s Guide. The guide contains video links, discussion questions, and activities based on the “Psychology’s Feminist Voices” website.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: A Feminist Psychology of Women
Chapter 2: Gender Similarities and Differences
Chapter 3: Gender and Power
Chapter 4: Beyond the Sex/Gender Binary
Chapter 5: Gender Socialization
Chapter 6: Women’s Bodies
Chapter 7: Sexuality and Sexualization
Chapter 8: Relationships
Chapter 9: Reproduction and Mothering
Chapter 10: Work
Chapter 11: Older Women
Chapter 12: Violence
Chapter 13: Mental Health
Chapter 14: Where Do We Go from Here?