Psychology of Women, Family And Leadership
The term "leaders" refers to persons holding formal positions of leadership in complex organizations in industry, government, education, politics, the arts, sciences, and professions. Historically gender precluded most females from becoming leaders in such organizations as a result the assumptions that males were better suited than females for leadership roles was, until recently rarely questioned. Though females' early socialization and other obstacles may impede them from becoming leaders, those who do ascend do not behave significantly differently from men in the same kinds of positions. Some studies have been able to discern differences in leadership style and managerial behavior, but most have not. Some difference has been found in males and females decisions making styles wherein women tend to employ a more democratic, participative style while men tend to take a more autocratic, directive approach. This difference has appeared in both laboratory studies and observations of real leaders. Women's tendency to negotiate, mediate, facilitate, and communicate is the more effective leadership style than men's emphasis on power and control; and because this "feminine" style reduces hierarchy, satisfies subordinates, and achieves results, it should be the norm to which men are compared.
Asha Srivastava obtained PhD in Psychology from Lucknow University. She worked as Lecturer, Psychologist, and Assistant Director in different organization and validated new methodologies and implemented the same analytical works and actively engaged in continuous up gradation of the technology for better output. She has presented one paper Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Role of Polygraph in Counterterrorism in Indian Perspective: in the Third International Workshop on Polygraph in Counterterrorism at Brussels, Belgium and received DFS Meritorious Award in Forensic Science-2008 in recognition for outstanding contribution made at national level in the field of Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Forensic PsychologyÃ¢â‚¬Â She is presently working as Senior Scientific Officer I & HOD of Lie- Detection in CFSL/ CBI/New Delhi and is the author of two books entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Encyclopedia of Criminology and Forensic ScienceÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Educational PsychologyÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Contents: Preface V 1. Psychology of Women Family and Leadership: An Introduction 1 2. Contemporary Social Forces 31 3. Feminist Perspective on Science & Technology 73 4. Women’s Choices and Changes 125 5. Humanistic Psychology and Women 213 6. Family Values 241 Bibliography 277 Index 281