Numerous publications have addressed gender issues from a social or a developmental psychological perspective. This volume breaks new ground in advancing a genuine synthesis of theory and research from these two disciplines. Building on the premise that a full understanding of the multifaceted nature of gender can be achieved only through a wider focus on processes of development and social influence, the contributors examine theoretical approaches to gender development and socialization, gender categorization and interpersonal behavior, and group-level and cultural forces that affect gender socialization and behavior. The book will be of interest to students and professionals in social psychology, developmental psychology, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and educational psychology.

part I|32 pages


chapter 1|30 pages

Developmental Social Psychology of Gender: An Integrative Framework

ByThomas Eckes, Hanns M. Trautner

part II|142 pages

Theoretical Approaches

chapter 2|29 pages

An Evolutionary Life-History Model of Gender Differences and Similarities

ByDouglas T. Kenrick, Carol L. Luce

chapter 3|25 pages

Theories of Gender Socialization

ByBeverly I. Fagot, Carie S. Rodgers, Mary D. Leinbach

chapter 4|31 pages

Cognitive Theories of Gender Development

ByCarol Lynn Martin

chapter 5|52 pages

Social Role Theory of Sex Differences and Similarities: A Current Appraisal

ByAlice H. Eagly, Wendy Woo, Amanda B. Diekman

part III|118 pages

Gender Categorization and Interpersonal Behavior

chapter 6|30 pages

Development of the Self in Gendered Contexts

ByBettina Hannover

chapter 7|35 pages

Gender Stereotypes and the Dynamics of Social Interaction

BySarah E. Zemore, Susan T. Fiske, Hyun-Jeong Kim

chapter 8|30 pages

Combative Children to Ambivalent Adults: The Development of Gender Prejudice

ByPeter Glick, Lori Hilt

chapter 9|20 pages

Sexual Scripts and Heterosexual Aggression

ByBarbara Krahé

part IV|123 pages

Gender, Group and Culture

chapter 10|37 pages

Gender, Communication, and Social Influence: A Developmental Perspective

ByLinda L. Carli, Danuta Bukatko

chapter 11|28 pages

Gender-Role Socialization in the Family: A Longitudinal Approach

ByJacquelynne S. Eccles, Pam Frome, Kwang Suk Yoon, Carol Freedman-Doan, Janis Jacobs

chapter 12|28 pages

A Dual-Impact Model of Gender and Career-Related Processes

ByAndrea E. Abele

chapter 13|27 pages

Gender Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ByJudith L. Gibbons

part V|19 pages


chapter 14|17 pages

Putting Gender Development Into Context: Problems and Prospects

ByHanns M. Trautner, Thomas Eckes