Sex Differences: Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies / Edition 1

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Overview

Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The final chapter addresses issues of sex and gender in interpersonal relationships, organizations and politics. Diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables illustrate key concepts; cartoons and photos provide visual breaks and an element of humor.

Key Features
* Examines sexual differences from a multi-level comparative approach
* Contains a thorough coverage of literature through 1998 and into 1999
* Illustrates pages with a generous use of cartoons, photos, figures, and diagrams
* Invites bonus learning with special interest boxes interspersed throughout text
* Presents a critical analysis
* Includes a combination of feminist and evolutionary thinking

Audience: Advanced courses in evolutionary biology, psychology, and/or sex differences; academic researchers in evolutionary psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and sociology.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...useful for the professors as well as the students."
-ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

"Mealey's contribution is an authoritative, well-written, and useful textbook ..."
-THE QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY

"...Linda Mealey's excellent textbook... the first and most comprehensive scientific book on sex differences..."
-PSYCHOLOGY, EVOLUTION & GENDER

"This highly informative, compelling and readable treatment... will forever change the way all of us think about why we are the way that we are."
-Professor Robert Hinde, Cambridge University

"In summary, Sex Differences surpasses all earlier attempts at reaching the text book market in the field of evolutionary behavioral studies."
-JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH

"The amount of literature reviewed for the book is vast..."
-POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

"...Linda Mealey is right on the mark... in her well-conceived and well-executed upper-division textbook on sex differences..."
-EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Evolution And Human Behavior
...Linda Mealey is right on the mark... in her well-conceived and well-executed upper-division textbook... Overall, the book is very good.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124874602
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/17/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Theory:
Introduction.
Sexual Differentiation.
Evolution of Sex and Sex Differences.
Sex as a Life-History Strategy.
Nonhuman Systems:
Male Strategies and Tactics.
Female Strategies and Tactics.
Mating Systems.
Human Systems:
The Human Animal.
Women's Strategies and Tactics.
Men's Strategies and Tactics.
Courtship, Mating, Marriage, and Parenting.
Sexual Politics.
References:
Glossary.
Index.
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