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Women's Dimension in Psychological Research

The women's question in India has not engaged the sustained and meaningful attention of contemporary scholars in the field of psychology and has more or less remained 'invisible' as a theme of research. The present paper is a critique of psychological research on women. An attempt has been made to show how psychology has dealt with women's issues in a tokenistic manner and how such research is based on questionable premises. Specifically, two themes of research which are most commonly indulged in by psychologists have been considered: (l) sex differences in a number of psychological variables and (2) sex role conflict.
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