Gender and Sexuality Development: Contemporary Theory and Research (Focus on Sexuality Research) (Hardcover)

Gender and Sexuality Development: Contemporary Theory and Research (Focus on Sexuality Research) By Doug P. Vanderlaan (Editor), Wang Ivy Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Doug P. Vanderlaan (Editor), Wang Ivy Wong (Editor)
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This book showcases a wealth of knowledge and insight on gender and sexuality development. With contributions from leading researchers, it covers a comprehensive set of topics at the forefront of the field and strikes a balance between traditional and emerging areas of study. Given that gender and sexuality are shaped by myriad influences, this book is modelled on an interdisciplinary perspective and delves into biological, comparative, psychological, cognitive, social, cultural, and clinical approaches. In so doing, this collection conveys the rich tapestry of gender and sexuality science and will hold value for many. For those already in the field, this book provides an excellent resource for brushing up on the latest and for inspiring the next phases of scientific investigation. Those who are newer to the field, including undergraduate and graduate students, stand to gain tremendously from not only the thoughtful and informative content, but also from the interdisciplinary approach modelled throughout the book. Beyond academia, this book is a valuable resource for clinicians and policy makers who deal with child and adolescent issues.

About the Author

Dr. Doug P. VanderLaan is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Collaborator Scientist in Child and Youth Psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His research examines within-sex variation in sexual orientation and gender expression development from a biopsychosocial perspective. Dr. Wang Ivy Wong is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Principal Investigator of the Gender Development Laboratory. Her research focuses on gender development and social cognition across the life span. She is interested in the social, cognitive, and biological foundations and consequences of gendered behavior and social interactions, and the expression and consequences of these issues in daily life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030842727
ISBN-10: 303084272X
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 31st, 2022
Pages: 636
Language: English
Series: Focus on Sexuality Research