BARBARA A. WINSTEAD is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University. Her research interests include the characteristics of social interactions that alleviate stress and the influence of gender on clinical diagnoses and treatment. She is an advisory editor for Contemporary Psychology, and she has co-edited two books, Friendship and Social Interaction and Personality: Contemporary Theory and Research. She is also co-author of the recently published book, Psychotherapy as a Personal Relationship.
Gender and Close Relationships: An Introduction
Article first published online: 14 APR 2010
1993 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Journal of Social Issues
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 1–9, Fall 1993
How to Cite
Winstead, B. A. and Derlega, V. J. (1993), Gender and Close Relationships: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 49: 1–9. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1993.tb01165.x
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2010
The articles in this JSI issue focus on how gender, gender role identity, and attitudes toward gender roles may affect the nature of relationships and how relationships may affect an individual's gender (including, behaviors, attitudes, and self-perceptions). Though the focus is mainly on heterosexual relationships and U.S. samples, research on lesbian/gay and parent-child relationships as well as same-sex friendships and relationships in different cultures are examined. Meanings of commonly used terms in research on gender are clarified and we summarize each article briefly. General themes that emerge from the articles are discussed.