The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women

The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women


EDITORS: Fanny M. Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College, California


PUBLISHER: Cambridge University Press


DATE PUBLISHED: September 2020


ISBN: 9781108460903


SUMMARY There is a growing knowledge base in understanding the differences and similarities between women and men, as well as the diversities among women and sexualities. Although genetic and biological characteristics define human beings conventionally as women and men, their experiences are contextualized in multiple dimensions in terms of gender, sexuality, class, age, ethnicity, and other social dimensions. Beyond the biological and genetic basis of gender differences, gender intersects with culture and other social locations which affect the socialization and development of women across their life span. This handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource to understand the intersectionality of gender differences, to dispel myths, and to examine gender-relevant as well as culturally relevant implications and appropriate interventions. Featuring a truly international mix of over 100 contributors, and incorporating cross-cultural research and comparative perspectives, this handbook will inform mainstream psychology of the international literature on the psychology of women and gender.  Builds upon and expands the existing scholarship in the field by taking a broader perspective and using an international framework  Draws upon the expertise of international scholars to examine gender differences  Provides a thorough, contemporary and cross-cultural comparison of effects of intersecting factors such as income/class, ethnicity, sexuality, age, and functionality on the situation of women