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The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations (Texts in Social Psychology)
The book describes prevailing beliefs about the differences between men and women and examines the extent to which they are explicit or implicit (nonconscious). Chapters identify ways in which gender attitudes affect our expectations, judgments, feelings, and behavior. The rewards of conforming to stereotypes such as feminine "niceness" or masculine assertiveness - and the ...more
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published May 21st 2008 by The Guilford Press
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I'm a bit embarrassed to have this on my virtual shelf. It was okay, although not particularly revelatory--I think I only had a couple of "ah-ha" moments while reading it (although I can't remember what they were now). My "eh" assessment of it could possibly be colored by the fact that the library's edition had the cover on upside down, thus causing me to look mildly retarded every time I picked it up to read. Of course I was only reading it in the privacy of my own living room, but it did add i ...more
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