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Gender and Emotion

Gender and Emotion
Social Psychological Perspectives

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Part of Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639866

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  • For ages, women have been considered as the emotional sex. The aim of this book is to investigate this stereotype. A wide range of emotions, such as anger, pride, shame, sadness, and joy, and emotional expressions, such as smiling and laughing are covered in the various chapters. The purpose of each chapter is to show whether sex differences have been found in psychological research in relation to one of these aspects of emotion, in which situations these differences were especially strong, and how (the absence of) these differences can be explained. This book is the first in its field to systematically present an overview of research and theory on gender differences in emotion.

    • Comprehensive overview of wide range of topics within gender and emotion
    • Combines empirical research and theory
    • Accessible and clearly written
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    "the authors unravel sex difference findings, deconstruct common gender myths about emotionality, and look to the broader social, political, economic, and historical contexts for guidance, all of which make the text both theoretically rich and feminist in its perspective and potential applications...a solid, empirical and theoretical work. Emotion theorists and gender theorists alike will find much to think about in this edited volume. The new data presented and the careful, critical reviews of past work will become valued references for scholars in both fields." Psychology of WOmen Quarterly, 25 (2001)

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    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639866
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 28 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Cultural, Gender and Emotional Beliefs:
    1. Thinking about gender, thinking about theory Stephanie A. Shields
    2. The socialisation of gender differences in emotional expression Leslie R. Brody
    3. Men's and women's lay theories of emotion Vanda L. Zammuner
    4.The relationship between gender and emotions in different cultures Agneta H. Fischer and Anton S. R. Manstead
    Part II. Emotion Expression and Communication:
    5. Gender differences in nonverbal communication of emotion Judy A. Hall, Jason D. Carter and Terrence G. Horgan
    6. Gender and smiling: a meta-analysis Marianne LaFrance and Marvin Hecht
    7. Sex differences in crying Ad Vingerhoets and Jan Scheirs
    8. Masculine identity and restrictive emotionality Jeroen Jansz
    Part III. Distinct Emotions:
    9. Women, men and positive emotions Michele G. Alexander and Wendy Wood
    10. Gender and anger Ann Kring
    11. Gender, sadness and depression Robyn Fivush and Janine P. Buckner
    12. Engendering gender differences in shame and guilt Tamara J. Ferguson and Heidi L. Eyre
    13. Sex differences in anxiety and depression Tracey E. Madden, Lisa Feldman Barrett and Paula R. Pietromonaco
    Part IV. Epilogue: Gender and emotion: notes from a grateful tourist Kay Deaux.

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    Agneta H. Fischer, Universiteit van Amsterdam

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