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

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Gurian's research is both fascinating and eye-opening.” —Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

“I cannot recommend [this book] highly enough.” —Dave Barry, author of The Book of Guys

“[Gurian] leads the nonscientist to some of the most frustrating sources of conflict between men and women in long-term relationships.” —Reuters

The Washington Post
Gurian's book explores the fascinating science of the difference in male and female brains and how differences dictate behavior. His hope is that, by illuminating the construction of each gender's amygdala, cingulate gyrus, hippocampus, et al., not to mention the action of our hormones, we can better negotiate the battle of the sexes.—Lily Burana
Library Journal
While plenty of books offer to help us understand the opposite sex from a psychological perspective, this one tackles the topic from a neurological one. Family therapist Gurian (The Wonder of Boys) takes readers on a voyage through the male brain, offering "nature-based" explanations-that is, well-established biological tenets-for how men think and act differently from women (e.g., why they love to tinker with gadgets and why they remember fewer details about an event). In the process, readers discover almost as much about women and how their brains function. Gurian's writing style falls somewhere between academic and self-help. As a result, some people will find the book too light, while others may find it too challenging. Nonetheless, it is recommended for all public libraries because of Gurian's name and because it bridges the areas of self-help and biology as few books do. Simon Baron-Cohen's recent The Essential Difference: The Truth About the Male and Female Brain could be construed as such, but it's more of a science book summarizing recent neurological findings.-David Leonhardt, Chesterville, Ont. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312311490
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/18/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,173,600
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.46(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Gurian has published eighteen books in seven disciplines. A pioneering social philosopher, he has authored four national bestsellers, translated into fourteen languages, including the groundbreaking The Wonder of Boys, A Fine Young Man, and The Wonder of Girls. He is cofounder of the Gurian Institute, which conducts research and trains internationally in male/female brain difference. He is also a novelist. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Gail, and their two daughters.

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