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Tomi-Ann Roberts Publishes on Psychological Science of Gender

Colorado College Professor of Psychology and department chair Tomi-Ann Roberts is the co-author of a new book, "Feminist Perspectives on Building a Better Psychological Science of Gender."

The book explores the ways in which psychological science interacts with and addresses gender across varied subdisciplines in the field, from a feminist viewpoint. One of the aims of the collection is to move the conversation of gender in psychology beyond a difference-only paradigm. Veteran and emerging feminist scholars survey the handling of sex and gender issues across psychology, and describe how feminist perspectives and methodologies can and should be applied to enhance not only the field itself, but also used in the service of social justice in the various cultures of corporations, academia, and the global stage.

Contributions span theoretical advances, latest empirical findings, and real-world advocacy, with first-person accounts detailing challenges and rewards of feminist scholarship and practice in psychology. Throughout the volume, chapters document a field evolving from the traditional, two-dimensional study of gender-based differences to concerted multidisciplinary approaches to cutting-edge feminist theoretical and methodological advances helping to understand gender in context.

The volume is divided into three sections: The first covers current theory and research in psychological science that considers gender beyond a difference-only paradigm; in the second section, leading feminist scholars reflect upon their own experiences in their respective subdisciplines; the third section explores innovative best practices and applications for feminist psychological science. The book is published by Springer International Publishing.

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