The Social Psychology of Gender

How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations

Laurie A. Rudman and Peter Glick

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“Although the social psychology of the interactions between men and women is complicated (and the authors make no attempt to over-simplify it), this book is an easy and enjoyable read. The authors weave together evolutionary, cultural, and social role theories in a narrative format. This allows the book to read more like a novel than a list of research. The authors also provide a unique perspective on gender interactions by tying together research from a variety of domains with their underlying theory of hostility vs. interdependence and the ambivalence that this engenders in men and women towards the other sex....The text would be ideal for a graduate level psychology of gender course or even as a supplemental text for a class on intergroup relations. In addition to its use in the classroom, The Social Psychology of Gender would also be an excellent reference for social psychologists or gender researchers to have on their shelf.”

Sex Roles

“Written in a narrative fashion as accessible to the reader with no  scientific training as to the scholar seeking an introduction to the  current state of the literature on gender, the book integrates a diverse  array of findings on development, cognition, and culture to develop the  empirical foundations for a detailed understanding of the authors'  particular theoretical perspective on gender relations....The authors'  use of a coherent, overarching theoretical framework to connect and make  sense of the findings from a large and often bewildering array of  studies on gender is a strength of this volume....A useful guide to  understanding the origins of inequality and the barriers that impede  efforts to eliminate it.”

Canadian Psychology

“An engaging, informative, and broad-ranging text by two scholars who have been leaders in explaining the central paradox of gender relations: pervasive inequality in the apparent absence of malice. Much work in this field tends to oversimplify or brush aside the complexities of gender relations, but Rudman and Glick muster a wide range of research that clarifies these ambiguities. The book systematically presents theoretical interpretations from three different schools of thought: evolutionary psychology, culture/role theory, and social structural theory. Ideal for classroom use as well as for anyone who wants to learn about important new directions in research on gender dynamics.”

—Mary R. Jackman, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis

“The best text I've seen to date on how gender influences social interaction. The authors have organized the extensive research in this area into coherent, compelling chapters. The writing style is not merely clear and interesting, but is also appealing, convincing, and incisive. This book will engage students readily and teach them how to understand and analyze the impact of gender on everyday life. Their beliefs about social interaction will be forever changed. This excellent, well-organized text is accessible enough that it could be used in courses at any level.”

—Alice H. Eagly, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

“This book is a splendidly engaging, highly intelligent review of psychological research on gender. Taking the stance that issues of gender are unique, marked by both power and status differences and intimate interdependence, it explores the complexity and apparent contradictions in how men and women are regarded and how they relate to one another. The review is comprehensive, the writing lively, and the insights plentiful. A 'must read' for all students of gender. I plan to use this book in my undergraduate course.”

—Madeline E. Heilman, PhD, Department of Psychology, New York University