Male, Female The Evolution of Human Sex Differences
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: Why do girls tend to earn better grades in school than boys? Why are men still far more likely than women to earn degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? And why are men on average more likely to be injured in accidents and fights than women? These and many other questions are the subject of both informal investigation in the media and formal investigation in academic and scientific circles. In his landmark book Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences, author David Geary provided the first comprehensive evolutionary model to explain human sex differences. Using the principles of sexual selection such as female choice and male-male competition, the author systematically reviewed and discussed the evolution of sex differences and their expression throughout the animal kingdom, as a means of not just describing but explaining the same process in Homo sapiens. Now, over ten years since the first edition, Geary has completed a massive update, expansion and theoretical revision of his classic text.
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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
|List of Exhibits, Tables, and Figures|
|Natural Selection and the Evolution of Sex|
|Sexual Selection and Life History|
|Sexual Selection in Primates and During Human Evolution|
|Evolution of Fatherhood|
|Competing for Mates|
|Evolution and Development of the Human Mind|
|Sex Differences in Infancy and at Play|
|Sex Differences in Social Development|
|Sex Differences in Folk Psychology|
|Sex Differences in Folk Biology and Folk Physics|
|About the Author|