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Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Safdar, S. & Kosakowska-Berezecka, N.


Part I           Research with specific groups


Chapter 2       

The Psychological Experience of Refugees: A Gender and Cultural Analysis

Marta Y. Young & K. Jacky Chan

Chapter 3

Money is the Root of All Evil: Modern-day Dowries in South Asian International Arranged Marriages

Noorfarah Merali

Chapter 4       

Sexual Orientation Across Culture and Time

Konstantin O. Tskhay & Nicholas O. Rule


Part II         Gender across the world


Chapter 5       

Housework Allocation and Gender (In)equality: The Chinese Case

Joyce Lai Ting Leong, Sylvia Xiaohua Chen & Michael Harris Bond

Chapter 6

From Atatürk to Erdoğan:  Women in Modern Turkey         

Gunes N. Zeytinoglu & Richard F. Bonnabeau

Chapter 7

Israeli Women – Changes and their Consequences 

Dahlia Moore

Chapter 8

Gender and Culture: Russian perspective

Irina Shmeleva & Ludmila Pochebut

Chapter 9

A Broader Conceptualization of Sexism: The case of Poland

Małgorzata Mikołajczak & Janina Pietrzak

Chapter 10

Perception of gender differences in competition in the post-socialist Hungary

Márta Fülöp & Mihály Berkics

Chapter 11

Development of gender prejudice from childhood to adulthood: a Spanish perspective

Soledad de Lemus, Pilar Montañés,  Jesús L. Megías & Miguel Moya





Chapter 12

Gender Roles Within The Family:  A Study Across Three Language Regions Of Switzerland

Elena Makarova  & Walter Herzog

Chapter 13

The Land of Opportunity?: Gender in the United States of America

Deborah L. Best & Alexandra M. DeLone

Chapter 14                                                                                     

Gender stereotypes, sexuality and culture in Mexico

Anna-Emilia Hietanen & Susan Pick

Chapter 15

For Men Life is Hard, for Women Life is Harder:  Gender Roles in Central America

Judith L. Gibbons & Sandra E. Luna

Chapter 16     

Balancing the scales of gender and culture in contemporary South Africa

Claude-Hélène Mayer & Antoni Barnard


Part III        Applications


Chapter 17     

Comparative Approaches to Gendered Interventions in New Zealand Mainstream and Ethnic Communities

Angela R. Robinson & James H. Liu

Chapter 18

Gender, Culture, And Inequality In Ghana: An Examination Of Socio-Cultural Determinants Of Gender Disparity

Charity Akotia & Adote Anum

Chapter 19     

Gender and Health Inequality in Africa:  the case of HIV

Amina Abubakar & Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo


About the Author

Saba Safdar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada. She received her PhD in Social Psychology at York University. Natasza Kosakowska is a researcher and lecturer in the Division of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Gender, Institute of Psychology, University of Gdańsk, Poland. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Gdańsk, Poland.

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