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Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender

ISBN-10: 0205579884
ISBN-13: 9780205579884
Edition: 3rd 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Authors demonstrate that most of the claims about sex and gender are not well supported by research, and then provide readers with constructive critical tools they can apply to this wealth of research to come to realistic, constructive conclusions.  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Authors demonstrate that most of the claims about sex and gender are not well supported by research, and then provide readers with constructive critical tools they can apply to this wealth of research to come to realistic, constructive conclusions. All of this is provided in a concise, inexpensive volume by a best-selling trade author and instructor team.

Paula J. Caplan, a clinical and research psychologist, is an Affiliate at Harvard University's DuBois Institute and a Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program in Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of The Myth of Women's Masochism, They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal, and eight other books. Her articles, essays, and op-eds have appeared in both scholarly and popular publications.

Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to Third Edition
Introduction
The Cycle of Bias
Two Dangerous Assumptions
A Whole New Way of Thinking
What You Will Learn
What Do We Mean by Sex and Gender?
Outline of the Text
Keeping Sex Differences in Perspective
A Brief Historical Perspective on Sex-Difference Research
Whose History Is It, Anyway?
The Search for Proof of Women's Inferiority
Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology: Today's Social Darwinism?
Summary of Some Problematic Patterns
Using Scientific Method to Study Sex and Gender
Choosing What to Study
Determining Exactly What You're Looking For
Designing the Research
Carrying Out the Study
Interpreting the Results
Meta-Analysis: Combining Studies
Why Study Sex/Gender Differences?
Are Boys Better than Girls at Math?
Measuring "Math Reasoning Ability"
The Problem of Obtaining a Uniform Sample
The Power of Suggestion
From Specific to General
The Unjustified Claim That Males' Superiority Is Innate
A Recent Development
Sex Differences in Spatial Abilities
What Are Spatial Abilities?
Extent of Sex Differences
Building Theories on Shifting Sands
Do Females Have Better Verbal Abilities than Males?
What Are Verbal Abilities?
Are There Sex Differences in Verbal Abilities?
Problems with Test Construction
Why Have Some People Believed in Females' Verbal Superiority?
Modern Research About Sex Differences in the Brain
Studying the Brain: What Can and Can't We Learn from This Complementary Approach to Sex-Difference Research?
How Brain Structure and Function Are Measured
Laying Bare the Assumptions Underlying Brain Research About Sex Differences
An Example: The Connection Between the Hemispheres of the Brain
Do Hormones Make the Woman-or the Man?
What Could "PMS" Be?
What Is Postpartum Depression?
Is Menopause a Problem?
Why It's Hard to Investigate Hormonally Caused Problems
Is There a "Male Menopause"?
The Choice of Research Question
Sexuality
Males as the Standard
Prototypes and Stereotypes
Are Findings of Difference Universal? Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Are Findings of Difference Biologically Based? Comparative Animal Studies
Some Notes About Sexual Orientation
Homosexuality Called a Disorder
The "Causes" of Homosexuality
"Gender Identity Disorder"
The Myth of Women's Masochism
May's Study
A New Look at Females and Masochism
Should Relational Abilities Be Called "Dependency"?
Dependency and Emotions
Are Females Morally Inferior to Males?
Assertiveness
A Revealing Pair of Studies
Sex Differences in Aggression
Is Males' Greater Aggressiveness Innate?
The Research on Sex Differences in Aggression
Are Females Aggressive in Different Ways?
Some Social and Political Consequences of Assumptions About Aggression
Toward a More Enlightened Future
Mother-Blame
Is Mother-Blame Either Justified or Helpful?
Distortions of Father's Role
Why Does Mother-Blaming Occur?
Breaking the Cycle of Bias: Becoming an Informed Judge of Research
References
Index

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