The readings listed below provide the foundation of this course.
Clinchy, B. M., and J. K. Norem, eds. The Gender and Psychology Reader. NY: New York University Press, 1998.
Halpern, D. F. Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities. 3rd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2000.
Maccoby, E. E. The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Anderson, E. Code of the Street. NY: Norton, 1999.
Booth, A., and A. Crouter, eds. Men in Families. NJ: Erlbaum, 1998.
Brown, L. M. Raising their Voices: The Politics of Girls' Anger. Cambridge: Harvard, 1998.
Colapinto, J. As Nature Made Him. NY: Harper Collins, 2000.
Etzokowitz, H., et. al. Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Folbre, N. The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values. NY: New Press, 2001.
Hochschild, A. R. The Second Shift. NY: Avon, 1989.
Keller, E. F. Reflections on Gender and Science. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
———. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. NY: W. H. Freeman, 1983.
LeVay, S. Queer Science: The Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996.
Maddox, B. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA. NY: Harper Collins, 2002.
McGrayne, S. B. Nobel Prize Women in Science. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 1998.
Pollack, W. Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. NY: Random House, 1998.
———. Real Boys' Voices. NY: Random House, 2000.
Tolman, D. Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality. Cambridge: Harvard, 2002.
Wilson, W. J. When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. NY: Knopf, 1996.
Brown, L. S. "New Voices, New Visions: Toward a Lesbian/Gay Paradigm for Psychology." Chap. 9 in GPR. 1989, pp. 167-177.
Eagley, A. H. "On Comparing Women and Men." Chap. 8 in GPR. 1994, pp. 159-164.
Fausto-Sterling, A. "The Five Sexes." Chap. 11 in GPR. 1993, pp. 221-227.
Halpern, D. "Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities" (Chap. 1), and "Searching for sex differences.." (Chap. 2). In Introduction and Overview. Pp. 1-34, 35-78.
Hare-Mustin, R. T., and Maracek, J. "The Meaning of Difference." Chap. 7 in GPR. 1988, pp.125-139.
Rigor, S. "Epistemological Debates, Feminist Voices." Chap. 2 in GPR. 1992, pp. 34-48.
West, C., and Zimmerman, D. H. "Doing Gender." Chap. 6 in GPR. 1987, pp. 104-121.
Zucker, K. J. "Biological Influences on Psychosexual Differentiation." Chap. 7 in The Handbook of the Psychology of Women and Gender. Edited by R. K. Unger. NY: Wiley, 2001, pp. 101-115.
Buss, D. M. "Psychological Sex Differences: Origins Through Sexual Selection." Chap. 12 in GPR. 1995, pp. 228-234.
Halpern, D. "Empirical Evidence for Cognitive Sex Differences." Chap. 3, pp. 79-130.
Hrdy, S. "Raising Darwin's Consciousness: Females and Evolutionary Theory." Chap. 14 in GPR. 1988, pp. 265-271.
Martin, J. "Epistemological Essentialism, False Difference, and Other Dangerous Traps." Chap. 1 in GPR. 1994, pp. 10-30.
Eccles, J. S., et. al. "Gender Role Stereotypes, Expectancy Effects and Parents' Socialization of Gender Differences." Chap. 38 in GPR. 1990, pp. 721-735.
Halpern, D. "Biological Hypotheses Part I: Genes and Hormones" (Chap. 4), and "Biological Hypotheses Part II: Brains, Evolutionary Pressures, and Brain-Behavior Relationship" (Chap.5). Pp. 131-182, 183-228.
Brown, L. M. Raising Their Voices... 1998, pp. 1-126.
Cowan, P. A., C. P. Cowan, and P. K. King. "Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters: Gender Differences in Family Functions and Parenting Style." In Family, Self and Society. Edited by P. A. Cowan, et. al. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1993, pp. 165-196.
Greenberg, Julie A. "Defining Male and Female: Intersexuality and the Collision between Law and Biology." Arizona Law Review 4 (1999): 265-327.
Pollack, W. S. Real Boys' Voices. Part 1, pp. 1-170, 2000.
Tolman, D. Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality. 2002.
Maccoby, E. E. The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together. 1998.
Espada, J. "The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Merciful Son." In Zapata's Disciple: Essays by Martin Espada. Boston: South End Press, 1998.
Halpern, D. "Psychosocial Hypotheses: Sex Role Stereotypes Through the Life Span" (Chap. 6), and "Psychosocial Hypotheses: Theoretical Perspectives for Understanding the Role of Psychosocial Variables" (Chap. 7). Pp. 229-276, 277-312.
Anderson, E. "The Mating Game." Chap. 4 in Code of the Street. Pp. 142-178.
Hochschild, A. The Second Shift. NY: Avon, 1989.
Gottman, J. "Towards a Process Model of Men in Marriages and Families." In Men in Families. Edited by A. Booth, and A. Crouter. NJ: Erlbaum, 1998, pp. 149-192.
Sommers, C. H. "The War Against Boys." The Atlantic Monthly. May 2000.
Pollack, W. "Schools: The Blackboard Jungle." In Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood. NH: Random House, 1998, pp. 230-271.
Folbre, N. The Invisible Heart... 2001, pp. 11-83, 225-232.
Sattel, J. W. "Men, Inexpressiveness and Power." Chap. 26 in GPR. 1983, pp. 498-503.
"A Study of Women Faculty in Science." MIT Faculty Newsletter 11, 4 (March 1999).
Wilson, W. J. "The Fading Inner City Family." Chap. 4 in When Work Disappears. NY: Knopf, 1996, pp. 87-110.
Boo, K. "After Welfare: Does Work Make You a Better Mother?" NewYorker (April 9, 2001): 92-107.
Halpern, D. "Using a Psychobiosocial Perspective to Understand Cognitive Sex Differences." Chap. 8, pp. 313-334.