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The Resource Social psychology of gender, edited by Shelley J. Correll

Social psychology of gender, edited by Shelley J. Correll

Label
Social psychology of gender
Title
Social psychology of gender
Statement of responsibility
edited by Shelley J. Correll
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical analyses, reviews, and theory-based empirical chapters on group phenomena. Volume 24 includes papers that address fundamental issues relating to the Social Psychology of Gender. The social psychology of gender analyzes the ways gender shapes and is shaped by social interaction. This includes the cognitive processes through which gender influences the way we perceive, interpret, and respond to our social world; it also includes the mechanisms through which interaction defines and transmits meaning about gender. The volume emphasizes the importance of understanding gender as a multilevel structure that includes cultural beliefs and distributions of resources at the macro level, patterns of behavior at the interactional level, as well as roles and identities at the micro level. The volume begins with an introduction that discusses the overall theoretical and methodological orientation of the social psychology of gender. The first chapter after the introduction reviews the history of gender research in psychology, and in particular provides excellent accounts of research on benevolent sexism and backlash effects. The second chapter provides an overview of research on two types of stereotyping descriptive and prescriptive as well as offering suggestions for organizations interested in pre-empting these types of bias. The third chapter reviews recent research on the role that beliefs about gender play in organizational decision-making, with an emphasis on hiring and firing decisions. The fourth chapter synthesizes a range of literatures in order to explain how interactional mechanisms restrict womens ability to be both liked and respected, such that their choices are often made by navigating pragmatic alternatives rather than any explicit consent to hierarchical gender relations. The fifth chapter develops a theory of the authors that addresses the interaction of gender and social networks in the workplace; the central argument is that, because men occupy most of the high status positions in organizations, women and men must follow different strategies when developing their professional networks. Taken as a whole, the first five chapters provide a thorough exploration of a number of pressing problems in the area of gender in the labor market and the workplace. The sixth chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on gender and emotions, and then presents results from a new study showing that contextual factors matter more than gender in determining responses to personal experiences of injustice. The seventh chapter empirically and formally evaluates the hypothesis that women are more religious than men because they are more risk-averse and therefore are more motivated by the threat of punishment in the afterlife, and concludes that risk aversion does not explain differences in mens and womens religiosity. The eighth chapter engages a new and more sophisticated perspective on the interactive process of socialization to set a research agenda for obtaining better knowledge about childhood sexual socialization. The ninth chapter presents the results of two new experiments, which suggest that mens tendency to self-handicap (impair their own performance) to a greater degree than women is related to concerns about protecting their status or self-image. The tenth chapter proposes a novel social psychological explanation for the predominance of women on college campuses and develops an experimental paradigm to evaluate this explanation. This group of chapters develops explanations for a variety of similarities and differences in the experiences of men and women throughout the life course. The volume closes with a chapter that draws on a group process approach to explain why gender inequality persists in the face of economic and institutional changes that increasingly de-emphasize difference based on gender. Overall, the volume includes papers that reflect a wide range of theoretical approaches to the social psychology of the workplace, and contributions by major scholars from multiple disciplines that work in the general area of group processes. It includes papers that address fundamental issues relating to the Social Psychology of Gender. It explains the cognitive processes through which gender influences the way we perceive, interpret, and respond to our social world. It emphasizes the importance of understanding gender as a multilevel structure."
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HQ1075
  • BF
LC item number
.S63 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Correll, Shelley Joyce
Series statement
Advances in group processes
Series volume
v. 24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Social psychology
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Social, group or collective psychology
  • Gender studies, gender groups
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gestion d'entreprises
  • Sex role
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Social psychology
Label
Social psychology of gender, edited by Shelley J. Correll
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Social Psychology of Gender -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Social Psychology of Gender -- What can Social Psychology Contribute to our Understandings of Gender? -- The use of Laboratory Experiments in Studying Gender -- Overview of the Volume -- References -- Chapter 2. Sex Differences, Sexism, and Sex: The Social Psychology of Gender from Past to Present -- The Social Psychology of Gender from Past to Present -- The Birth of Gender Research in Social Psychology -- Benevolent Sexism -- Backlash Effects for Disconfirming Gender Stereotypes -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 3. Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace: Obstacles to Women's Career Progress -- Descriptive Stereotypes about Women -- Prescriptive Gender Stereotypes -- Some other Issues Concerning Gender Stereotypes -- Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4. The Effects of Gender Stereotypes on Judgments and Decisions in Organizations -- Shifting Standards -- Minimum and Confirmatory Standards -- Standards and Organizational Decisions -- Parents in the Workplace -- Implications and Extensions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 5. Cooperation, Consent: How Women React to their Place. Based on Social Relations and Ambivalent Sexism -- The Game of Life -- Whose Side are you on? -- Knowing the Players: Unique Nature of Gender Relations -- Pay to Play? -- Summary -- Note -- References -- Chapter 6. ''Street Cred'' and the Executive Woman: The Effects of Gender Differences in Social Networks on Career Advancement -- Opportunity Structure -- Credibility -- The Importance of Social Networks -- Existing Research on Social Networks and Gender -- Conclusions and Implications for Future Research -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 7. Feeling Injustice, Expressing Injustice: How Gender and Context Matter -- Gender Differences in Experience and Expression of Emotions -- Distributive Injustice, Emotions, and Gender -- Study Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 8. The Devil made her do it? Evaluating Risk Preference as an Explanation of Sex Differences in Religiousness -- Religious Behavior as Choice under Uncertainty -- Predictions -- Empirical Results -- Risk Assessment -- If not Risk Preference, then what? -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix A.A more General Specification of Pascal's Wager -- Appendix B. An Alternative Derivation of Empirical Predictions -- Appendix C.A Simple Model of Self-Serving Bias in Belief Formation -- Chapter 9. The Sexual Socialization of Young Children: Setting the Agenda for Research -- Introduction -- Understanding Children and Sexuality -- Three Domains of Sexual Socialization: Parents, Peers, and the Media -- Issues in the Sexual Socialization of Young Children -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 10. Status Processes and Gender Differences in Self-Handicapping -- Introduction -- Relevant Self-Handicapping Research --T$103
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173274412
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849504966
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173274412
Label
Social psychology of gender, edited by Shelley J. Correll
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Social Psychology of Gender -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Social Psychology of Gender -- What can Social Psychology Contribute to our Understandings of Gender? -- The use of Laboratory Experiments in Studying Gender -- Overview of the Volume -- References -- Chapter 2. Sex Differences, Sexism, and Sex: The Social Psychology of Gender from Past to Present -- The Social Psychology of Gender from Past to Present -- The Birth of Gender Research in Social Psychology -- Benevolent Sexism -- Backlash Effects for Disconfirming Gender Stereotypes -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 3. Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace: Obstacles to Women's Career Progress -- Descriptive Stereotypes about Women -- Prescriptive Gender Stereotypes -- Some other Issues Concerning Gender Stereotypes -- Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4. The Effects of Gender Stereotypes on Judgments and Decisions in Organizations -- Shifting Standards -- Minimum and Confirmatory Standards -- Standards and Organizational Decisions -- Parents in the Workplace -- Implications and Extensions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 5. Cooperation, Consent: How Women React to their Place. Based on Social Relations and Ambivalent Sexism -- The Game of Life -- Whose Side are you on? -- Knowing the Players: Unique Nature of Gender Relations -- Pay to Play? -- Summary -- Note -- References -- Chapter 6. ''Street Cred'' and the Executive Woman: The Effects of Gender Differences in Social Networks on Career Advancement -- Opportunity Structure -- Credibility -- The Importance of Social Networks -- Existing Research on Social Networks and Gender -- Conclusions and Implications for Future Research -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Chapter 7. Feeling Injustice, Expressing Injustice: How Gender and Context Matter -- Gender Differences in Experience and Expression of Emotions -- Distributive Injustice, Emotions, and Gender -- Study Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 8. The Devil made her do it? Evaluating Risk Preference as an Explanation of Sex Differences in Religiousness -- Religious Behavior as Choice under Uncertainty -- Predictions -- Empirical Results -- Risk Assessment -- If not Risk Preference, then what? -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix A.A more General Specification of Pascal's Wager -- Appendix B. An Alternative Derivation of Empirical Predictions -- Appendix C.A Simple Model of Self-Serving Bias in Belief Formation -- Chapter 9. The Sexual Socialization of Young Children: Setting the Agenda for Research -- Introduction -- Understanding Children and Sexuality -- Three Domains of Sexual Socialization: Parents, Peers, and the Media -- Issues in the Sexual Socialization of Young Children -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 10. Status Processes and Gender Differences in Self-Handicapping -- Introduction -- Relevant Self-Handicapping Research --T$103
Control code
173274412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849504966
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173274412

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