Psychology of Sex and Gender provides students with a balanced examination of the influence of sex and gender on behavior and development. Providing a cross-cultural perspective, this exciting new book makes research relevant to the lives of students. The treatment of sex and gender is multidisciplinary, including research and theoretical contributions drawn not only from psychology but also from biology, sociology, history, philosophy, and anthropology. The thoughts of many researchers and theorists are included, to increase the accuracy of the information and to familiarize students with some of the individuals studying sex and gender.A balanced analysis of the psychology of sex and gender sets the stage for further analysis of the roles of sex and gender in human development. Helpful pedagogy includes detailed chapter outlines; resource sections with ideas for readings, films, websites and discussion materials; student assignments such as journaling; biographies; vocabulary. Integrates student responses from journaling assignments, excerpts from student papers, and personal perspectives to engage student interest. Integrates diversity in a broad sense, by taking a global approach that looks at culture, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic as well as religious and geographical diversity.