The social psychology of gender : how power and intimacy shape gender relations / Laurie A. Rudman, Peter Glick.

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Series: Texts in social psychology: Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2008]Description: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781593858254.Subject(s): Interpersonal relationsLooking glass | Intimacy (Psychology)Looking glass | Sex role -- Psychological aspectsLooking glass | Social psychologyLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-363) and index.
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Gender relations are rife with contradictions and complexities. Exploring the full range of gender issues, this book offers a fresh perspective on everyday experiences of gender; the explicit and implicit attitudes that underlie beliefs about gender differences; and the consequences for our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Many real-world examples illustrate how the unique interdependence of men and women--coupled with pervasive power imbalances--shapes interactions in romantic relationships and the workplace. In the process, the authors shed new light on the challenges facing those who strive for gender parity. This ideal student text takes readers to the cutting edge of gender theory and research.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-363) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Chapter 1 Understanding Gender (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 Dominance and Interdependence (p. 25)
  • Chapter 3 Development of Gender Relations (p. 54)
  • Chapter 4 Content and Origins of Gender Stereotypes (p. 81)
  • Chapter 5 Descriptive and Prescriptive Stereotyping (p. 105)
  • Chapter 6 Self-Sustaining Prophecies (p. 131)
  • Chapter 7 Obstacles to Gender Nonconformity (p. 156)
  • Chapter 8 Sexism in the Workplace (p. 178)
  • Chapter 9 Love and Romance (p. 204)
  • Chapter 10 Sex (p. 231)
  • Chapter 11 Gender and Violence (p. 257)
  • Chapter 12 Progress, Pitfalls, and Remedies (p. 285)
  • References (p. 311)
  • Author Index (p. 364)
  • Subject Index (p. 377)

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Rudman (Rutgers Univ.) and Glick (Lawrence Univ.) provide a readable, comprehensive resource on the psychology of gender relations. Their central theme is that the complex interaction of male dominance and intimate heterosexual interdependence affects the way women and men receive and relate to each other. Cultural and evolutionary determinants of gender are conceptualized within a social-structural perspective that focuses on the relative roles and social status of groups in society. Following a theoretical introduction, the authors consider various aspects of gender, including the developmental path of gender relations from childhood to adulthood, the origins and functions of gender stereotypes, gender role conformity, sexism in the workplace, love and romance, sexual attitudes and behavior, and gender and violence. In an especially interesting concluding chapter, the authors examine the extent to which gender equity has been achieved in American society. This is a well-written, engaging book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. H. L. Minton emeritus, University of Windsor

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Laurie A. Rudman, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her research interests are intergroup relations and implicit social cognition. The author of more than 60 professional publications and several books, she is the past editor of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and senior associate editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her honors and awards include the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health and the Gordon Allport Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (twice received). Dr. Rudman is an honorary Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, for which she has served on the Executive Committee. She has also served on the Advisory Council for the National Science Foundation and as a representative on the board of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. Rudman has served as an expert witness in several workplace discrimination cases.

Peter Glick, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor in the Social Sciences at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. His research focuses on prejudice and stereotyping, particularly ambivalent prejudices. Along with Susan T. Fiske, he won the Gordon Allport Prize for developing the theory and measurement of ambivalent sexism. The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory has since been administered to tens of thousands of people in over 25 nations. These cross-cultural studies have shown that subjectively benevolent, but traditional, beliefs about women are associated with hostility toward nontraditional women, and with actual gender inequality. Dr. Glick is on the editorial boards of four professional journals and has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for the Psychology of Women. He is also on the Executive Councils (and a Fellow) of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.