Book Review: Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology. Janice D. Yoder. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 450 pp., $48

Book Review: Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology. Janice D. Yoder. Upper Saddle River, NJ:... P1: VENDOR/GCP/GGN P2: LMD Sex Roles [sers] PP229-343646 August 23, 2001 11:0 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 44, Nos. 7/8, 2001 Book Review Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology. Janice D. Yoder. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 450 pp., $48. In the preface to Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology, author Janice Yoder describes her book as appropriate for “anyone interested in so- cial justice” (p. xi). Never a detached recounting of research, Yoder’s book is a passionate, engaged examination of gender and its implications for society. As the title announces, the consistent theme throughout the book is transformation: of the field of psychology, of society, and of the individual student. The book contains questionnaires to self-assess changes in attitudes and beliefs from early to later in the book, a strategy that underscores the book’s message of transformation. Yoder presents the field of psychology as a work in progress and invites the reader into understanding ways in which feminist research and theory have shaped this evolution. In doing so, she points to both where progress has been made and where change is still needed. Throughout the 12 chapters of the book, Yoder emphasizes the impor- tance http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology. Janice D. Yoder. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 450 pp., $48

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1011934213808
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P1: VENDOR/GCP/GGN P2: LMD Sex Roles [sers] PP229-343646 August 23, 2001 11:0 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 44, Nos. 7/8, 2001 Book Review Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology. Janice D. Yoder. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 450 pp., $48. In the preface to Women and Gender: Transforming Psychology, author Janice Yoder describes her book as appropriate for “anyone interested in so- cial justice” (p. xi). Never a detached recounting of research, Yoder’s book is a passionate, engaged examination of gender and its implications for society. As the title announces, the consistent theme throughout the book is transformation: of the field of psychology, of society, and of the individual student. The book contains questionnaires to self-assess changes in attitudes and beliefs from early to later in the book, a strategy that underscores the book’s message of transformation. Yoder presents the field of psychology as a work in progress and invites the reader into understanding ways in which feminist research and theory have shaped this evolution. In doing so, she points to both where progress has been made and where change is still needed. Throughout the 12 chapters of the book, Yoder emphasizes the impor- tance

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