Gender, meaning and subjectivity in psychology

  • 176 Pages
  • 4.59 MB
  • English
Open University Press , Milton Keynes
StatementWendy Hollway.
LC ClassificationsBF121
The Physical Object
Pagination(176)p. ;
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Open LibraryOL21299061M
ISBN 100335098568, 033509855X

Central to the book is a radical reappraisal of the concept of subjectivity and its use as a tool for psychological understanding.

The author concludes with an analysis of the way in which gender difference and subjectivity are involved in dominant conceptions of psychology as a Gender.

Together, the terms gender and subjectivity pose the question “how do differences (and similarities) arise and have effects in the becoming subjects of women and men?” Definition The move from “sex” to “gender” started in the Anglo-speaking world (in many other languages, there is no terminological distinction) as part of the women.

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List: GI Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice Section. Gender subjectivity is another important aspect of the debate around Gender because it focuses on a move away from the idea of innate sexual identity characteristics that divide human beings into male and female (Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, ).

Gender and Subjectivity. | Different units of analysis to study gender differences in psychological domains have been proposed.

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This chapter is a critical review of Amy Allen's book The Politics of Our Selves. It briefly reconstructs some of the book's impressive achievements: articulating a synthetic account of gendered subjectivity that accounts for both subjection and autonomy; imaginatively integrating poststructuralist and communicative theories; and, furthering important new interpretations of Butler, Foucault.

Bornstein, a trans woman who finds gender deeply problematic, sums up Gender resistance nicely in her book title, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us1.

It is commonly argued that biological differences between males and females determine gender by causing enduring differences in capabilities and dispositions. Gender, and indeed the subject who performs gender, has no a. Subjectivity and method in psychology: Gender, meaning, and science.

The book. The Psychology of Sex and Gender meets the needs of gender science today, providing students with fresh, contemporary examples, balanced coverage of men and women, and a grounding in psychological science. The dynamic author team of Jennifer K. Bosson, Joseph A.

Vandello, and Camille E. Buckner presents classic and cutting-edge research findings, historical contexts, examples from popular.

Central to the book is a radical reappraisal of the concept of subjectivity and its use as a tool for psychological understanding. The author concludes with an analysis of the way in which gender difference and subjectivity are involved in dominant concepts of psychology as a by:   It ‘boils down’ to the age-old nature versus nurture debate with which every psychology student must wrangle.

How we acquire gender identity. Traditionally, there are three main psychological explanations of how we navigate the path to gender identity. These are psychodynamic theory, social learning theory, and cognitive-developmental theory.

In postmodernist theory, subjectivity means to take the perspective of the individual self, rather than some neutral, objective, perspective, from outside the self's experience. Feminist theory takes note that in much of the writing about history, philosophy and psychology, the male experience is usually the focus.

A women's history approach to history takes seriously the selves of individual. Both terms sex and gender are used interchangeably but they differ in is a biological term which refers to the division of species on the basis of their anatomy and reproductive can be determined by chromosome patterns of gene expression, namely an XX set for female and an XY set for male.

Such genetic distinction is called chromosomal sex and both terms male and. Subjectivity and Method in Psychology: Gender, Meaning and Science: Hollway, Wendy: Books - or: Wendy Hollway. In Women and sex roles: A social psychological perspective was published, one of the first textbooks on the psychology behind women and sex roles.

Another textbook to be published, Gender and Communication, was the first textbook to discuss the topic of its subject. Other influential academic works focused on the development of gender. The problem of subjectivity within psychological research has long been recognized.

The practices of scientific psychology, however, continue to assume that objectivity is desirable, even if not completely possible, and that subjectivity is a source of bias that must be minimized or eliminated.

Gender identity refers to the self-identification of an individual as belonging to a particular gender, as opposed to the deterministic principle of biological sexes.

While the basic division between male and female persons is rooted in biology and is commonly accepted in society, some individuals identify themselves with the opposite sex or. Gender identity is the extent to which one identifies with a particular gender; it is a person’s individual sense and subjective experience of being a man, a woman, or another gender.

It is often shaped early in life and consists primarily of the acceptance (or non-acceptance) of one’s membership into a gender. Gender tends to denote the social and cultural role of each sex within a given society.

Rather than being purely assigned by genetics, as sex differences generally are, people often develop their. Subjectivity is designed to support and promote the importance of subjectivity as a leading criterion for analysis of psychological, historical, social, cultural and political trends.

The journal encapsulates current discussion and debate, and promotes discourse on subjectivity that transcends disciplinary dividing lines and bridges the. Gender is often determined by the cultural differences expected by society of men and women according to their sex.

Sex-role stereotypes AO1. Gender is the most obvious physical (and perhaps psychological) difference between humans and (almost most) animals, and is a fundamental division within nature.

Cheryl B. Travis, PhD, is emerita professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she also chaired the Women's Studies Program from to Her research in the area of women's health has focused on patterns in medical decision making, access to and quality of health care, and race and gender disparities in cardiovascular care.

As a result, psychology has spent the majority of its existence male-dominated and gender-biased, with research methods and results being influenced by stereotypes and misogyny. Androcentrism can lead to two different types of bias: alpha bias and beta bias. Gender Concepts and Definitions.

Sex refers to biologically defined and genetically acquired differences between males and females, according to their physiology and reproductive capabilities or potentialities. It is universal and mostly unchanging, without surgery. Gender refers to the economic, social, political, and cultural attributes and opportunities associated with being women and men.

This paper critically analyses the psychological concept of gender identity. From psychological perspectives, gender identity may be defined as an individual’s self-conception as being either male or female (Gilbertcited in Zastrow and Kirst-Ashmanp).

Books shelved as gender-studies: Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi.

Before Crenshaw coined her definition of intersectionality, there was a debate on what these societal categories were.

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The once definite borders between the categories of gender, race, and class has instead fused into a multidimensional intersection of "race".

Gender psychology or psychology of gender issues pertains to only psychology of women. That is not the case. There is a difference between psychology of women and psychology of gender. • Mary Wollstonecraft wrote her famous book: “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”.

• The modern feminist movement emerged from the west. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.In the last half of the 20th century, the use of gender in academia has increased strongly, now outnumbering the occurrences of the word sex in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.

However, use of the term gender includes the meaning biological sex, and the distinction between sex and gender is only fitfully observed. (Haig, ).For instance in anthropology, sociology and psychology, gender is often studied as a practice [clarify], whereas in cultural studies representations of gender are more often examined.

In politics, gender can be viewed as a foundational discourse that political actors employ in order to position themselves on a variety of issues. [8].