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作者 Blakemore, Judith E. Owen
書名 Gender Development
出版項 Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis Group, 2008
國際標準書號 9780203889756 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (527 pages)
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附註 Front Cover -- Gender Development -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I: Introduction to the World of Gender Development -- 1. Introduction -- The Many Components of Sex and Gender -- Feminism and Feminist Critiques of Science -- Children's Gender Development -- Chapter Summary -- 2. History of the Study of Gender Development -- The Early Study of Sex Differences -- Psychoanalytic Theory -- Transition to the Current Research: Changes During the 1960s and 1970s -- Chapter Summary -- Part II: Describing Differences Between the Sexes -- 3. Biological Foundations of Sex and Gender -- What Makes Someone a Boy or Girl, Man or Woman? -- Early Biological Processes of Sex Determination and Differentiation -- Puberty -- Physical Sex Differences of Importance for Gender Development -- Brain Underpinnings of Sex and Gender -- Evolution: Why Sex Differences? -- Chapter Summary -- 4. Motor Development and Cognition -- What It Means to Say There Is a Sex or Gender Difference -- Motor Development and Motor Skills -- Activity Level -- Intellectual and Cognitive Skills -- Chapter Summary -- 5. Personality and Social Behaviors -- Emotions -- Other Forms of Social Cognition -- Prosocial Behaviors -- Physically Active Play, Participation in Sports, Risk-Taking, Accidents, and Injury -- Aggression -- Morality -- Personality and Self-Esteem -- Toys, Activities, and Interests -- Psychopathology -- Chapter Summary -- Part III: Approaches to Explaining Gender Development -- 6. Biological Approaches to Gender Development -- Evolutionary Perspectives on Gender Development: Sex Differences in Behavior Arise From Evolutionary Pressures -- Genetic Perspectives on Gender Development -- Hormonal Perspectives on Gender Development: Sex Hormones Affect More Than the Genitalia -- Early Organizational Hormones -- Hormones at Adolescence and Beyond
Brain Perspectives on Gender Development -- Chapter Summary -- 7. Social Approaches to Gender Development -- Psychoanalytic Theory -- Learning Theories -- Social Role Theory -- Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory -- Social Construction Theories of Gender -- Chapter Summary -- 8. Cognitive Approaches to Gender Development -- Types and Qualities of Theories -- The Cognitive Environmental Approach -- The Developmental Constructivist Approach -- Chapter Summary -- Part IV: Social and Cognitive Agents of Gender Development -- 9. The Cognitive Self as an Agent of Gender Development -- Gender Categories -- Gender Concepts -- Gender Correlates -- The Effects of Gender Cognitions on Information Processing -- The Impact of Gender Constancy -- Chapter Summary -- 10. The Family as an Agent of Gender Development -- Parental Preference for Child Sex -- Types and Mechanisms of Parental Influence -- The Impact of Different Kinds of Families -- The Impact of Siblings -- Other Family Relationships -- Chapter Summary -- 11. The Peer Group as an Agent of Gender Development -- The Developmental Progression of Gender Segregation -- The "Two Cultures" of Childhood -- Why Do Children Play in Gender-Segregated Groups? -- Popular Boys and Popular Girls -- Boys' and Girls' Friendships -- Dating and Romantic Relationships -- Gender and Youth Gangs -- The Impact of Peers on Gender Development -- Chapter Summary -- 12. The Media as an Agent of Gender Development -- Children's Books -- Television -- Video Games and Computers -- Toys -- The Impact of Toys and the Media on Children's Gender Development -- Chapter Summary -- 13. The School as an Agent of Gender Development -- Academic Performance: How Do Boys and Girls Perform in School? -- Completing High School and Continuing on to Postsecondary Education -- Behavior and Attitudes -- Treatment of Boys and Girls by Teachers
Textbooks and Academic Subject Matter -- Structure of Schools -- The Movement for Gender Equity in Schools -- What About Single-sex Schools? -- Chapter Summary -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- References -- Author Index -- Subject Index
This new text offers a unique developmental focus on gender. Gender development is examined from infancy through adolescence, integrating biological, socialization, and cognitive perspectives. The book's current empirical focus is complemented by a lively and readable style that includes anecdotes about children's everyday experiences. The book's accessibility is further enhanced with the use of bold face to highlight key terms when first introduced along with a complete glossary of these terms. All three of the authors are respected researchers in divergent areas of children's gender role development and each of them teaches a course on the topic. The book's primary focus is on gender role behaviors - how they develop and the roles biological and experiential factors play in their development. The first section of the text introduces the field and outlines its history. Part 2 focuses on the differences between the sexes, including the biology of sex and the latest research on behavioral sex differences, including motor and cognitive behaviors and personality and social behaviors. Contemporary theoretical perspectives on gender development - biological, social and environmental, and cognitive approaches - are explored in Part 3 along with the research supporting these models. The social agents of gender development, including children themselves, family, peers, the media, and schools are addressed in the final part. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, this is the perfect text for those who have been searching for an advanced undergraduate and/or graduate book for courses in gender development, the psychology of sex roles and/or gender and/or women or men, taught in departments of psychology, human development, and educational psychology. Although chapters have been designed to be read sequentially, a full author citation is included the first time a
reference is used within an individual chapter rather than only the first time it is used in the book, making it easy to assign chapters in a variety of orders. This referencing system will also appeal to scholars interested in using the book as a resource to review a particular content area
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Blakemore, Judith E. Owen Gender Development Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis Group,c2008 9780805841701
主題 Families in mass media
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Alt Author Berenbaum, Sheri A
Liben, Lynn S
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