Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender / Edition 3

Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender / Edition 3

by Paula J Caplan, Jeremy Caplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205579884

ISBN-13: 9780205579884

Pub. Date: 10/17/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The authors first 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.

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Overview

The authors first 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205579884
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
691,493
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Brief Historical Perspective on Sex-Difference Research
Using Scientific Method to Study Sex and Gender
Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math?
Sex Differences in Spatial Abilities

Do Females Have Better Verbal Abilities Than Males?

Modern Research about Sex Differences in the Brain

Do Hormones Make the Woman–or the Man?

Sexuality

The Myth of Women’s Masochism

Should Relational Abilities Be Called “Dependency”?

Sex Differences in Aggression

Mother-Blame

Breaking the Cycle of Bias: Becoming an Informed Judge of Research

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