ERIC Number: ED149232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-27
Reference Count: 0
Variables in Research on the Psychology of Women.
Williams, Juanita H.
This paper argues that understanding women requires attention to four large classes of variables: biology, socialization, life chances, and personality. The implications of these variables are discussed. Emphasis is placed on intrasex variability, and on the need to study women as women, not in contrast to men. It is pointed out that female behavior and personality are affected by cultural expectations, which vary greatly around the world. Care must be taken, therefore, not to create new myths by making generalizations based on samples from only a few familiar societies. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)