Do We Need a Psychology of Women in the Islamic World?

Do We Need a Psychology of Women in the Islamic World? In these brief remarks I use the present collection of papers to this special issue on women in the Muslim World to address broader questions about a psychology of women in Islam. I discuss what might constitute Muslim culture, arguing that the combination of the themes of religiosity, collectivism, tightness, conservatism, gender differentiation and patriarchy, and honor offer a good starting point as a taxonomy for a distinct Islamic culture. Next, I discuss the present contributions to this special issue in the broader context of challenges faced by women in Muslim cultures, which are often among the most gender unequal in the world. Finally, I offer some suggestions for advancing cultural research on women in the Islamic World. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Do We Need a Psychology of Women in the Islamic World?

Sex Roles , Volume 75 (12) – Oct 29, 2016

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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