Author(s): Gary Wood
What is the difference between sex and gender? What is the impact of gender-role stereotypes on our lives, our relationships and the world? What does gender mean to you?
The Psychology of Gender
looks at our biology, history and culture to consider the impact of gender roles and stereotypes, and addresses the 'dilemmas' we have regarding gender in a post-modern world. It offers a unique perspective on gender through storytelling and explores ideas around transgender and cisgender identities and androgyny, tackling hidden assumptions and helping us make sense of the world of gender.
By examining the future of gender, The Psychology of Gender offers a platform for further exploration, and arrives at a new psychology of gender that emphasises relationships and helps us to understand our own gender identity and that of those around us.
Dr Gary Wood is a Chartered Psychologist, solution-focused life coach, and broadcaster specializing in applied social psychology. He is on The British Psychological Society's `media-friendly psychologists' list and is widely quoted in the media offering psychological insights and coaching tips and as a featured agony-uncle in magazines, on radio and television. Gary is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught psychology, sexual health studies, learning skills and research methods in several UK universities. As a consultant, he has worked on social policy research projects and reports, for government bodies, broadcasting regulators, sexual health organizations, NHS Trusts, LGBT charities and media companies. Gary's books, based on his workshops, include `Unlock Your Confidence', `and `Sex, Lies and Stereotypes. His goal-setting and coaching book `Don't Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It' has been translated into several languages, including French, Czech and Korean. Gary is in private practice as a personal and professional development coach, trainer and research consultant, based in Birmingham and Edinburgh, UK. In his spare time, he eats, sleeps, reads, and occasionally sings. For more information see www.drgarywood.co.uk. See also www.psychologyofgender.org and www.nonbinarygender.org. Twitter: @drgarywood.
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Sex and Gender Chapter 3. Gender Stereotypes and Sex Differences Chapter 4. The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes Chapter 5. Gender Stories, Backwards, Forwards and Sideways Chapter 6. Conclusions: Moving Forward - Meaningful Gender References Bibliography