What Could He Be Thinking? How a Man's Mind Really Works

ISBN-10: 0312311494
ISBN-13: 9780312311490
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Gurian
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Description: Having studied how boys and girls develop differently, Michael Gurian turns his attention to adult men in this entertaining, informative, and groundbreaking book on the male brain. Following two decades of neurobiological research, What Could He Be  More...

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Having studied how boys and girls develop differently, Michael Gurian turns his attention to adult men in this entertaining, informative, and groundbreaking book on the male brain. Following two decades of neurobiological research, What Could He Be Thinking? answers the questions women and the world are asking about husbands, fathers, boyfriends, and coworkers. Mixing neurobiology with Gurian's very readable style, anecdotes from everyday life, and a new vision of the male psyche, the book will satisfy the tremendous curiosity women and our culture have about the roots of male behavior. Women know intuitively that men are different from them. What women are now just coming to realize is that the men they are married to, having sex with, working with, parenting with, and trying to fathom, act and think in very male ways, not only because they are socialized to do so, but because they are built to--neurobiologically. The new field of brain science has revealed wonderful secrets about a man's mind. In this book, women who are eager to understand the men in their lives can discover the new brain science in an entertaining way, as they get answers to the prime question every woman asks at some time in her life: What could he be thinking? The book provides fascinating information about the male brain, male habits, male tendencies, and the nuances of men's actions and thoughts. It is a provacative, exciting vision into the minds of men.

Michael Gurian is an educator, family therapist, and author of fourteen books, including the bestselling The Wonder of Boys, A Fine Young Man, and The Good Son. He is an internationally celebrated speaker and writer whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, and other national publications, as well as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and numerous other broadcast media.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Could He Be Thinking?
The Science of Manhood
The Nature of a Man
A Note of Gratitude
The Male Brain
What's in His Head: A Friendly Look at the Male Brain
Can We Really Know What He's Thinking?
A Friendly Look at the Male Brain
Avoiding Stereotypes
How Do We Recognize a Male Brain?
The Male-Brain Questionnaire
Bridge Brains
The Theory of Intimate Separateness
The Power of Natural Identity in Our Relationships
How Nature Answers the Question, What Is a Man?
The Despair of Men and the Core of Manhood
The Biology of Male Identity
Men Seek a Calling
The Making of a Man, from the Inside Out
Male Identity and Character Development
Bringing It All Together: Men Are on a Quest
The Future of the Male Quest: The Future of Testosterone
Bridge Brains: Exceptions to the Rule
Practicing Intimate Separateness
What Could he Really be Thinking?
What Could He Really Be Thinking ... About Feelings and Emotions
The Biology of Male Emotion
The Male Mode of Feeling
A Bottom Line: Women Trust Feelings More Than Men
Bridge Brains: Exceptions to the Rule
Practicing Intimate Separateness: Finding Power in the Nature of Emotional Life
What Could He Really Be Thinking ... About Sex and Romance?
The Biology of Sex and Romance
How Romantic Idealization Can Make or Break Lovers' Hearts
What Are Reasonable Romantic Expectations of One Another?
Bridge Brains
Practicing Intimate Separateness
Turning Romance into Commitment and Marriage
What Could He Really Be Thinking ... About Marriage and Commitment?
I Think I Love You: Men and the Biology of Commitment
The Biology of Commitment
How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Can Affect Him
Are Men the Only Ones Who Fear Commitment?
Bridge Brains
Practicing Intimate Separateness
I Know I Love You: Men and the Biology of Marriage
The Human Divorce
The Biology of Marriage
A Map for Marriage
She Says: "I Feel Fat." What Should He Do?
We Are Too Close. Can We Come to Terms with It?
Bridge Brains
Practicing Intimate Separateness: Turning Marriages Around
A Natural Optimism
What Could He Really Be Thinking ... About Home and Children?
The Male Brain at Home: Men and Women Living Together
The Biology of the Home
Why Can't He See That the House Is a Mess?
Why Can't He Load the Dishwasher the Right Way?
Would It Kill Him to Put His Laundry Away?
What Is It with Men and Their Cars?
What About That Remote Control?
Why Do Men Love to Tinker Around with Gadgets and Electronics?
Doesn't He Realize That God Is in the Details?
Bridge-Brain Men at Home
Practicing Intimate Separateness in Home Life
What a Father Knows: The Nature of Being a Dad
The Biology of Fathering
Don't Worry, Honey, the Kids'll Be Fine
Don't You Even Care How the Kids Feel?
Divorced from the Mother, but Still a Father
The Biological Role of the Father
Bridge-Brain Fathers
The Practice of Intimate Separateness
The Best Father
Epilogue
Notes
About the Author

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