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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education
ISBN 9780230302730
Publication Date March 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

From the way we dress to the way we are treated by our peers, gender is a crucial part of our identity which is threaded into every aspect of our lives. In this fascinating introduction, Franklin first discusses the effects of gender identity on behaviour before then exploring the theoretical perspectives on why these differences occur.

LEANNE FRANKLIN Associate Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales.

Introduction.- Sex Differences.- Gender and Early Childhood.- Gender and Middle Childhood.- Gender and Adolescence.- Psychoanalytic Approaches.- Cognitive Development Theory.- Gender Schema Theory.- Social Learning Theory.- History and Gender.- Culture and Gender.- Glossary.

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This textbook is wonderfully written and a perfect resource for every psychology student. It captures a range of different viewpoints on gender and shows the need to consider both the role of culture and biological factors in how we understand what it means to be male or female. This book explores key topics at the heart of the discipline and reflects original ideas on the sex/gender binary. It is accessible, engaging and thought-provoking.' - Lewis Goodings, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Roehampton, London, UK
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