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Author Riger, Stephanie.

Title Transforming psychology : gender in theory and practice / Stephanie Riger.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-210) and indexes.
Summary Over the last two decades, a rich, diverse, yet sometimes contradictory body of research has been gathered under the general rubric of 'psychology of women'. This burgeoning literature represents several disciplines, among them psychology, psychiatry, sociology, political science, and women's studies. To bring sense to this agglomeration of views, both for the layperson and the student, the author looks at research in this area as a social process and refutes the notion that science can be objective about its search for universal truths. She asks us to refect on how we choose among explanations of behavior, calling the need to examine the psychology of women in a social and historical context. Throughout the book, Riger reveals how interpretive frameworks shape how we perceive research findings. Her central theme suggests that social factors shape the meaning and experience of biological femaleness.
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Subject Feminist psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Riger, Stephanie. Transforming psychology. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000 0195074661 (DLC) 99045366 (OCoLC)42397313
ISBN 0195074661 (alk. paper)
9780195074666 (alk. paper)
1423736974 (electronic bk.)
9781423736974 (electronic bk.)