Book Review: Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women. Janet Shibley Hyde, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2004, 579 pp., $71.16

Book Review: Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women. Janet Shibley Hyde, Boston,... Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 7/8, October 2004 ( 2004) Book Review Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of focuses attention on race bias. A good addition is Women. Janet Shibley Hyde, Boston, Houghton Chapter 6, “Gender and Emotion,” an area where Mifflin, 2004, 579 pp., $71.16. lots of recent work has been published. Other of Hyde’s organizational choices, how- This is the sixth edition of Half the Hu- ever, have led to what I consider the text’s most man Experience, a comprehensive textbook for serious weaknesses. On p. 3, she states that “one the undergraduate psychology of women course. other reason for studying the psychology of women The combination of Janet Shibley Hyde’s thorough is that the female experience differs qualitatively knowledge of the field and her clear and readable from the male experience in some ways. Only women writing style has led to the book’s long-term suc- experience menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and cess. In many of the chapters Hyde’s own scholarship breastfeeding.” But “pregnancy” does not appear in helps provide the latest information on one or more the subject index, there are no pages on “childbirth” of the key topics (e.g., moral development on p. 63; itself http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women. Janet Shibley Hyde, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2004, 579 pp., $71.16

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:SERS.0000049264.47624.43
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