Sexing the Brain
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How much of sexual diversity is the result of nature versus nurture? Prevailing theories today lean heavily toward nature. Now a leading researcher in neuroscience and animal behavior shows how, in recent history, scientific claims about sex and gender differences have reflected the culture of the time. Although the conviction that genetics can explain everything is now widespread, the author demonstrates the interaction of culture and environment in the formation of behavioral traits and so provides an important corrective to popular notions of reductionism. Starting with a summary of sex and gender studies, Rogers explains the error of sex biasing, especially the once-assumed inferiority…
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/9/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
|New Methods, Old Ideas|
|What Causes Sex Differences?|
|Hormones, Sex, and Gender|
|Experience, Interactions, and Change|