Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health

Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health

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qThis Handbook underscores the importance of gender in the lives of girls and women developmentally across significant phases of the life span. Considering the importance of cultural context, this book illustrates how gender socialization in female development and behavior affects self-evaluation, identity processes, and the social roles that girls and women adopt. Its chapters illustrate how externally induced risks such as poverty, discrimination, and violence present challenges to healthy development. Significantly, the chapters also draw attention to long overlooked and compelling strengths and capacities that provide a firm basis for growth and health.q--BOOK JACKET.By age 4, children tend to disapprove of gender-discordant activities, such as a girl playing with a truck or a boy playing with a doll. ... the need for only two sex categories with its concomitant press for surgical alterations of the body (Fausto- Sterling, 2000). ... We do know, however, that such surgeries can be emotionally and physically traumatic (e.g., Coventry, 2003). ... experience (what consequences follow our performance of gender-linked behavior), and direct instruction (what weanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health
Author:Judith Worell, Carol D. Goodheart
Publisher:OUP USA - 2006


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