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By Sharyn Ann Lenhart

This booklet addresses the mental effect of sexual harassment and gender discrimination from either a medical and theoretical standpoint, while prior literature at the subject has emphasised criminal and employment outcomes. to begin, Lenhart presents a finished precis and integration of current literature and discusses proper points of the office and felony environments. the second one part of the ebook bargains with the psychodynamics of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, putting those violations in right mental point of view, alongside a similar strains as rape, battering and different kinds of gender-based abuse. The broad spectrum of mental effects of discrimination may be mentioned and an efficient and integrative version for intervention and remedy may be provided.

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Gretchen’s mother exacerbated the problem by overemphasizing traditional sex roles, especially the importance of attracting men who could provide for her economic security. Gretchen was devastated when her father emotionally abandoned her in the context of her first dating relationship. She ultimately identified her repetitive colluding in the sexualizing of her work relationships with her bosses as an attempt to maintain the only emotional form of gratification that she had experienced as a child.

P65 40 1/15/04, 9:44 AM THE WORK AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS 41 and receptive to the demands of men. Sexual harassment, then, is simply the exhibition of conditioned sex role behaviors. The intentionalinstrumental model is similar to the sociocultural model. It focuses on the role of the conscious intentions of harassers, as opposed to the biological conditioning situations described in the previous two models. In this model, sexual harassment provides a means for men to maintain dominance over women in work or educational settings, as well as in society.

Promotional and career track performance expectations are based on the male life cycle, with no allowances for child rearing. In addition to the assumed superiority of male traits is the assumption that male occupational and academic activities are automatically superior to female occupational and academic activities. This is demonstrated by Touhey’s (1974) research, which showed that simply changing the composition of an occupation to include more females lowered the desirability and prestige of that occupation.

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