The Psychodynamics of Gender and Gender Role

Pages: 297
Item #: 431674A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-894-2
List Price: $49.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $39.95
Copyright: 2002
Format: Hardcover
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Few aspects of psychoanalytic theory are as misunderstood as psychoanalytic models of gender and gender role. The theory has evolved considerably since Freud's time, and contemporary object-relations and self-psychology perspectives contrast sharply with earlier work in this area. Chapters in The Psychodynamics of Gender and Gender Role, the final volume in the Empirical Studies in Psychoanalytic Theories Series, review cutting-edge empirical research on psychoanalytic theories of child development, defense and coping, unconscious mental processing, normal personality functioning, and psychopathology. These elegant, integrative essays not only summarize a tremendous amount of research on this topic, but also set the stage for a reinvigorated psychoanalytic understanding of gender and gender roles during the first decades of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Psychodynamics of Gender and Gender Role
—Robert F. Bornstein and Joseph M. Masling

  1. Development of Individual Differences in Helplessness: Relations to Gender and Psychodynamic Theory
    —Kathleen M. Cain
  2. Gender Differences in Primary Process Thinking and Creativity
    —Sandra W. Russ
  3. The Study of Defense Mechanisms: Gender Implications
    —Phebe Cramer
  4. Exploring the Inner World of Severely Disturbed Bulimic Women: Empirical Investigations of Psychoanalytic Theory of Female Development
    —J. Christopher Fowler, Ben Brunnschweiler, and Johanna Brock
  5. Unconscious Responses to "Mommy and I Are One": Does Gender Matter?
    —Staffan Sohlberg and Billy Jansson
  6. Emotions, Defenses, and Gender
    —Leslie R. Brody, Serra Muderrisoglu, and Ora Nakash-Eisikovits
  7. Gender Differences in Morality
    —June Price Tangney and Ronda L. Dearing

Author Index

Subject Index

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