New PDF release: Sanctioning pregnancy : a psychological perspective on the

By Harriet Gross

ISBN-10: 0203961110

ISBN-13: 9780203961117

ISBN-10: 041521159X

ISBN-13: 9780415211598

ISBN-10: 0415211603

ISBN-13: 9780415211604

Pregnancy offers a truly public, visible affirmation of femininity. it's a time of quick actual and mental adjustment for girls and is surrounded through stereotyping, taboos and social expectancies. This publication seeks to check those renowned attitudes in the direction of being pregnant and to think about how they impact women’s reports of being pregnant.

Sanctioning Pregnancy deals a different critique of sociocultural structures of being pregnant and the ways that it really is represented in modern tradition, and examines the typical myths which exist approximately nutrition, workout and paintings in being pregnant, along notions of probability and media portrayals of pregnant ladies. themes coated include:

  • Do pregnant girls swap their nutrition and why?
  • Is reminiscence relatively impaired in pregnancy?
  • How dicy behaviour is outlined from workout to employment
  • The biomedical domination of being pregnant research.

Different theoretical standpoints are severely tested, together with a medico-scientific version, feminist views and bio-psychosocial and psychodynamic approaches.

Show description

Read or Download Sanctioning pregnancy : a psychological perspective on the paradoxes and culture of research PDF

Similar health care delivery books

Sex, Sexuality And The Autism Spectrum - download pdf or read online

Written through an 'insider', an brazenly homosexual autistic grownup, Wendy Lawson writes frankly and truthfully approximately autism, intercourse and sexuality. In her new booklet, she attracts upon her personal event to envision the results of being autistic on relationships, intercourse and sexuality. Having mentioned topics akin to simple intercourse schooling and autism, the writer is going extra to discover the broader problems with interpersonal relationships, similar intercourse appeal, bisexuality and transgender matters.

Women's Health Movements: A Global Force for Change by M. Turshen PDF

This is often an creation to the women's well-being activities and what's being entire by way of ladies organizing to accomplish higher future health care around the globe.

Public health policy : issues, theories, and advocacy by Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya PDF

Public wellbeing and fitness coverage: matters, Theories, and Advocacy bargains scholars an attractive and leading edge creation to public overall healthiness coverage: its objective, the way it is originated, and the way it's carried out. The booklet describes the underlying theories and frameworks in addition to sensible analytical instruments wanted for potent advocacy and communique.

Awareness Heals: The Feldenkrais Method For Dynamic Health - download pdf or read online

The Feldendrais approach is a progressive method of future health and health. utilizing what Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais referred to as ”Awareness via Movement,” humans of any age or can learn how to movement extra with ease and successfully. In friendly but robust methods, his process reawakens the usual technique during which we as infants discovered to move slowly, stroll, and speak.

Extra resources for Sanctioning pregnancy : a psychological perspective on the paradoxes and culture of research

Sample text

Shetty and Pathak (2002) found decrements in memory in women in the second trimester compared with non-pregnant women. They also measured levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine and serotonin. Since levels of these hormones also dropped in the second trimester, they suggest that memory performance is linked. Taking a different approach, Vanston and Watson (2005) investigated cognitive performance in women from early pregnancy until after the birth. They found an effect of foetal sex whereby women pregnant with boys outperformed those pregnant with girls on dif®cult tasks requiring working memory and spatial ability.

In our study the strongest association was to whether the women reported experiencing Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). Women who reported PMS reported more cognitive problems both on the CFQ and in their diaries. This ®nding, that there is variation in report of cognitive problems related to non-pregnancy factors, has been shown in other studies. Using a rather dubious statistical procedure, which involved categorising women according to the number of problems they reported, Parsons and Redman (1991) found that complaints about poorer cognition were more common in women who were older and better educated.

They therefore attempted to replicate and extend this ®nding using more discriminating tasks, but still found no differences in either implicit or explicit memory between a group of 32 pregnant women and a matched group of 32 non-pregnant women. However, as in other studies we have reviewed above, the pregnant women reported their memory as being worse. Both Christensen et al. (1999) and McDowall and Moriarty (2000) criticised the tasks used by Brindle and his co-researchers to test implicit and explicit memory, and particularly proposed that their tests of implicit memory may allow some deliberate learning of material.

Download PDF sample

Sanctioning pregnancy : a psychological perspective on the paradoxes and culture of research by Harriet Gross

by Robert

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 37 votes