This book integrates the role of gender in girls' and women's development across the life span, looking specifically at internal and external vulnerabilities and risks, and the protective or supportive factors that facilitate effective coping, positive growth, strength, and resilience. The interaction between physical, psychological, and cultural factors is integrated within each period of development. The book emphasizes how gender socialization of female development and behavior impacts both self-evaluation and identity processes within various cultural groups. The book also discusses the social roles that girls and women reflectively adopt. Lastly, it recognizes that externally induced risks such as poverty, interpersonal abuse, and violence present challenges to healthy development.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 1129 g
Dimensions: 260 x 188 x 38 mm
"If you want a comprehensive book on the psychological development of girls and women, this is it...It is easy to read yet it challenges the reader to look beyond simple explanations."--Doody's
"The selected essays, research studies, and extensive references compiled here are pertinent now and their value will only increase in the future."--CHOICE
..".a valuable and unique resource for the field that will be useful to readers in many different areas and at many levels of expertise. The compilation of 50 well-referenced chapters by recognized leaders in the field is no small achievement. And the inclusion of scholars from social psychology and sociology as well as developmental and clinical psychology is particularly impressive. The book crosses many boundaries in its analysis of gender and psychological health at a time when psychology has become extremely fragmented. This handbook provides a welcome synthesis."--PsycCRITIQUES
"The book is far from narrow because it covers timeless and global psychological issues such as (among others) healthy development, trauma, coping, self-esteem, resilience, self-care, well-being, sexual health, relationships, roles, family, schooling, careers, motherhood, transitions, violence, security, bereavement and positive ageing...the book has a light and graceful feel to it because the prose flows so easily, but the arguments are weighty."--Psychological Medicine
"This volume brings together the explanatory models that originate in and are most familiar to different disciplines- with psychiatry more aware of the biological models, clinical psychology more inclined to the cognitive or interpersonal, and sociology more likely to accept sociopolitical explanations...These handbooks should be acquired by college and university libraries."--Feminist Collections
"Written by leaders in the development and advancement of this integrative model, the chapters offer new perspectives for understanding and improving the psychological and physical health of girls and women."--Family Therapy
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