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Gender Development - Susan Golombok

Paperback Published: 6th June 1994
ISBN: 9780521408622
Number Of Pages: 288

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Gender Development is the first book to examine gender from a truly developmental perspective. It looks at the processes involved in the development of gender, addressing sensitive and complex questions. The authors provide an up-to-date integrative review of theory and research, tracing gender development from the moment of conception through adulthood and emphasizing the complex interaction for biology, socialization, and cognition. The topics covered include hormonal influences, moral development, play and friendships, experiences at school and work and psychopathology. This comprehensive overview will fill a real need for a textbook and sourcebook for college and graduate students, parents, teachers, counselors and researchers.

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"...a very useful review of classic and current literature and research on gender development. Their focus is primarily on psychology and social psychology. The book covers gender development from prenatal processes, through play, friendship and intimate relationships, to school and work. Chapters include discussion of theoretical issues and summaries of theoretically relevant research. The authors write clearly and carefully without ignoring the complexities of their material. This work is unusual in that sexual orientation is discussed in the treatment of gender development and sexuality. The introduction contains excellent assessments of measurement isues and bias in gender research. The bibliography covers a range of Western European and American sources. " J.A. Brown, Choice

Gender stereotypes and gender differences
Biological influences on gender difference
Psychological theories of gender difference
Gender differences in infancy
The development of gender concept
Boys and girls at play
Gender differences at school
Mothers and fathers
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ISBN: 9780521408622
ISBN-10: 0521408628
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.19  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.44