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Barnett, Rosalind C.

Works: 111 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 9,688 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1206, 305.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosalind C Barnett
The truth about girls and boys : challenging toxic stereotypes about our children by Caryl Rivers( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett are widely praised for their analysis of women, men, and society. Their "uncommon storytelling grace" led the Boston Globe to name their book, Same Difference: How Gender Myths Harm Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs, one of the best of 2004. The New York Times has called Barnett "one of the researchers who is re-drawing the map of women's psychology," and the New York Review of Books has commended their confronting of public policy "with less superstition and sentimentality than is currently the case." The Truth About Girls and Boys tackles a new, troubling trend in the theorizing about gender: that the learning styles, brain development, motivation, cognitive and spatial abilities, and "natural" inclinations of boys and girls are so different, they require completely different styles of parenting and education. Ignoring the science that challenges these claims, those who promote such theories make millions, frightening parents and educators into enforcing old stereotypes and reviving unhealthy attitudes in the classroom. Rivers and Barnett unmake the pseudoscientific rationale for this argument, stressing the individuality of each child and the uniqueness of his or her talents and desires. They recognize that in our culture, boys and girls encounter different stimuli and experiences, but encouraging children to venture outside their comfort zones keeps them from falling into old, fossilized gender roles that can suffocate their potential. Educating parents, teachers, and general readers in the true nature of the gender game, Rivers and Barnett help future generations transform if not transcend the parameters of sexual difference
Same difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: From respected academics like Carol Gilligan to pop-psych gurus like John Gray, the message has long been the same: Men and women are fundamentally different, and trying to bridge the gender gap can only lead to grief. Generations have bought into the idea that women are uniquely primed to be "relational," men innately driven toward achievement-even when these "truths" are contradicted by what's happening in our daily lives. The time has come, argue the authors of this groundbreaking book, to liberate ourselves from biological determinism. Drawing on years of exhaustive research, Barnett and Rivers reveal how a toxic mix of junk science, pop psychology, and media hype has profoundly influenced our thinking and behavior, causing us to make poor decisions about how we choose our mates, raise our children, and manage our careers. It is power, not gender, that makes a difference; in fact, there are more differences among women (or men) with varying degrees of power than there are between women and men. In this vitally important and life-changing book, Barnett and Rivers sound a clarion call: a plea to end sexual stereotyping so that women and men, girls and boys, may realize their destinies as full human beings. Same Difference takes on the myths of "Mars and Venus": Myth ... Men are genetically driven to seek out beautiful women. This may have been true in the stone age, but times change. Now, a significant number of men report that an attractive portfolio is even more alluring than a pretty face. Myth ... Women want to marry wealthy men who can protect them and their children. In fact, a surprising majority of today's women put a higher price tag on empathy and nurturance. Myth ... Girls face an inevitable plunge in self-esteem at adolescence. Recent research finds no evidence of this. Yet parents, teachers, and girls themselves lower their expectations and balk at challenges, because of this pervasive belief. Myth ... Boys and girls learn differently. Teaching styles that emphasize different tactics for boys and girls are more often rooted in stereotypes than research or hard science, and can lead to a poorer-quality education for girls. Still, public funds are squandered on special curricula aimed at "female learning styles." Myth ... Men and women speak "different languages"--They "Just Don't Understand" each other. Wrong. Women talk "male" in the boardroom, and men easily master "motherese." Myth ... Female leadership is kinder and gentler. Not so. Position is the key to behavior: female managers are not more democratic than males, though many of us might like to think so
Gender and stress( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume the authors examine the variety of ways in which gender affects the stress process
Beyond sugar and spice : how women grow, learn, and thrive by Caryl Rivers( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Dutch and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the forces that shape women today
The competent woman : perspectives on development by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifeprints : new patterns of love and work for today's women by Grace K Baruch( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She works/he works : how two-income families are happier, healthier, and better-off by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the results of the NIMH study and hundreds of others, Radcliffe psychologist Rosalind Barnett and journalist Caryl Rivers debunk the myth that modern families are walking time bombs by taking us inside the new American family. Tackling all the major issues facing families today, including stress, child-care, career problems, moral values, money, free time, and the quality of couples' relationships, Barnett and Rivers show how dual-income households create economic stability and a close-knit, cooperative family atmosphere
The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-and our economy by Caryl Rivers( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet ... it's not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most women don't have a clue what could be coming. In large part this is because the message they're being fed is that they now have it made. But do they? In The New Soft War on Women, respected experts on gender issues and the psychology of women Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that an insidious war of subtle biases and barriers is being waged that continues to marginalize women. Although women have made huge strides in recent years, these gains have not translated into money and influence. Consider the following: - Women with MBAs earn, on average, $4,600 less than their male counterparts in their first job out of business school. - Female physicians earn, on average, 39 percent less than male physicians. - Female financial analysts take in 35 percent less, and female chief executives one quarter less than men in similar positions. In this eye-opening book, Rivers and Barnett offer women the real facts as well as tools for combating the "soft war" tactics that prevent them from advancing in their careers. With women now central to the economy, determining to a large degree whether it thrives or stagnates, this is one war no one can afford for them to lose"--
The age of longevity : reimagining tomorrow for our new long lives by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long, productive lives are the destiny of most of us, not just the privilege of our great-grandchildren. The story of aging is not one of steady decline and decay; we need a new narrative based on solid research, not scare stories. Today Americans enjoy a new, healthy stage of life, between roughly 65 and 79, during which we are staying engaged in the workplace, starting new relationships and careers, remaining creative and becoming entrepreneurs and job creators. We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in the way we live. Our major milestones are shifting. The definition of "normal" behavior is changing. Today, we marry later or not at all; cohabitation is not just a stepping stone to marriage, but a long-term arrangement for many. Women often have their first child in their 40s, and increasingly before they marry. People enjoy active sex lives well into their 6th, 7th or even 8th decades. None of our institutions will remain the same. People are working longer, and given the declining birth rate, older workers will be in great demand. Four generations are increasingly working side by side, learning from each other. But we must ensure that the benefits of long life are not limited to a wealthy few. The Age of Longevity shows how we as a society can embrace the life-altering changes that are either coming in the near future or are already underway. The authors give readers a panoramic view of how they, the institutions that affect them, and the country as a whole will need to adapt to what's ahead. They offer strategies, based on cutting-edge research, that will enable individuals, institutions, companies, and governments to make the most of our lengthening life spans. Using real life examples throughout, the authors paint a picture of what our new longer lives will look like, and the changes that need to be made so we can all make those years both more productive and more enjoyable"--Provided by publisher
She works/he works : how two-income families are happy, healthy, and thriving by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based in great part on the results of a study funded by a four-year, 1 million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) to Rosalind C. Barnett at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. It was designed to identify the stressful as well as the rewarding aspects of the lives of full-time employed two-earner couples. The study was conducted in two communities in the greater Boston area, chosen because they have a high proportion of two-earner couples and a wide diversity of income and occupations. This is not a study of an elite group. While one-third of the group had college degrees and one-third had some graduate training or a graduate degree, one-third had only a high school diploma. At the beginning of the study, the average age for the men was thirty-five; for the women, thirty-four. The overall aim of the study was to learn how the quality of women's and men's experiences in these three major social roles related to their experiences of mental and physical distress. Role quality was defined as the balance between the rewards and the concerns the person experienced in the role. For each role, we asked the men and women in the study to think about the role as it was at the time, not as they wished it was, and tell us how rewarding and how much of a concern were each of a set of specific aspects of that role. Regarding their jobs, for example, subjects were asked how rewarding is "doing work you consider significant" and how much of a concern is "limited opportunity for professional or career development." With respect to the marital role, sample questions asked how rewarding is "enjoying the same activities" and how much of a concern is "your partner being critical of you." For the parent role, subjects were asked, for example how rewarding is "seeing your children mature and change" and how much of a concern is "your having too many arguments and conflicts with them."
Mothers' participation in child care : patterns and consequences by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences of mothers' participation in child care (interaction and child-care tasks) on 160 Caucasian middle-class fathers and mothers were examined in an interview study of parents of kindergarten and fourth grade children. In half of the families, mothers were employed. Three forms of mothers' participation were examined in relation to two categories of consequences: role strain and well-being. Role-strain items referred to immediate and specific problems such as time and energy constraints and role conflicts. Well-being items assessed self-esteem, life satisfaction, and quality of experience in the parental and marital roles. In general, relationships among mothers' participation and both categories of consequences were stronger in dual-earner families. In these families, mothers' role strain was not consistently related to mothers' participation. In contrast, fathers' role strain was correlated with mothers' participation, especially proportional interaction time. The more mothers did, relative to fathers, the less role strain fathers reported. With respect to well-being consequences, for fathers, increased mothers' participation was associated with decrements in feelings of involvement in the role of parent but gains in assessments of the marriage. The opposite pattern emerged among mothers. Increased maternal participation was associated with more positive feelings in the role of mother and less positive feelings in the marital role. (Author/RH)
Women and gender in research on stress by Grace K Baruch( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correlates of fathers' participation in family work : a technical report by Grace K Baruch( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study addresses the nature, extent, antecedents, and consequences of fathers' participation in child care and home chores. Data was collected from 160 families with children in kindergarten and fourth-grade classes. The sample was equally divided between the two grade levels and within each grade level by sex. Within each of the four groups thus formed, half the mothers were employed. Dimensions of fathers' participation selected for analysis included total, proportional, and solo interaction time; solo performance of specific child care tasks; and performance of traditionally feminine household chores. Antecedents thought to influence fathers' participation included mother's and father's employment status and pattern, demographics, family structure, parental attitudes, and parental socialization. Consequences of fathers' participation were conceptualized as involving role strain and well-being. Children's sex role-related beliefs and values were measured by assessing attitudes concerning children's activities, adult occupational roles, and adult family roles, and by addressing several dimensions within each domain. Results provide descriptive data on each of the five father participation variables, correlational data describing the relationship between antecedents and the five father participation variables, consequences of fathers' participation for parents, descriptive data concerning children's sex role attitudes, and consequences for children of fathers' participation. A four-page reference list and 28 tables are appended. (RH)
Research on the effect of women's outside employment : a review for clinical practitioners by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positive spillover effects from job to home : a closer look by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fathers' participation in family work : effects on children's sex role attitudes by Grace K Baruch( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To investigate dimensions of fathers' participation in family work and to examine the effects of each dimension on children's sex-role related attitudes, this study collected data from 160 fathers of kindergarten and fourth-grade children, their wives, and their children. Fathers and mothers were interviewed jointly as well as separately and they independently filled out a questionnaire. Children were individually interviewed at school. The following categories of data related to dimensions of fathers' participation were reported: (1) intensity of interaction with children; (2) absolute amount of time spent in child care or home chores versus the proportional amount of time spent (I.E., the number of hours spent by the father divided by the number of hours spent by both parents); (3) solo participation versus participation with the mother; (4) performance of household chores versus child care; and (5) responsiblity for tasks versus simply performing them. Children's sex-role sterotyping and attitudes were assessed in three domains: current interests and activities, adult occupational roles, and adult family roles. In addition, children's occupational aspirations were also ascertained. Fathers' participation patterns were associated with maternal employment status and parents' sex-role attitudes (specifically, their attitudes about the male role). (As)
Gender, multiple roles and psychological distress by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home-to-work spillover revisited : a study of full-time employed women in dual-earner couples by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determinants of fathers' participation in family work by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job conditions and psychological distress : a longitudinal study by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Same difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs
Same difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobsGender and stressThe competent woman : perspectives on developmentShe works/he works : how two-income families are happier, healthier, and better-offShe works/he works : how two-income families are happy, healthy, and thriving
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Barnett, R.

Barnett, Rosalind

Barnett, Rosalind C.

Rosalind Barnett Amerikaans pyschologe

Rosalind Barnett psicóloga estadounidense

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