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Gender, nature, and nurture

Author: Richard A Lippa
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title summarizes scientific findings on gender in a straightforward and accessible way. The impact nature and nurture have upon gender are examined from a multitude of disciplines - genetics,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Lippa
ISBN: 0805836055 9780805836059 0805836063 9780805836066
OCLC Number: 47018457
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1: What's the difference anyway? --
The study of sex differences --
Combining the results of many studies: meta-analysis --
What do meta-analyses tell us about sex differences? --
Beyond meta-analyses: other possible sex differences --
Masculinity and femininity: gender within gender --
The search commences: Terman and Mile's early work at Stanford --
Masculinity and femininity as separate dimensions --
But don't masculinity and femininity make sense to most of us? --
Deconstructing and reconstructing masculinity-femininity --
Summary --
Ch. 3: Theories of gender --
Levels of explanation applied to gender --
Biological theories --
From nature to nurture --
Summary --
Ch. 4: The case for nature --
Animal experiments --
Humans with unusual early exposure to sex hormones --
Correlational studies of hormones and behavior in humans --
"Natural experiments" and sex reassignment --
Biology and human sex differences --
The case for biological influences --
Demonstrating biological influences on individual differences in masculinity and femininity: behavior genetic studies --
Summary --
Ch. 5: The case for nurture --
Learning to "do gender" --
Self-socialization of gender --
Consequences of gender stereotypes --Broader social factors: social roles and status differences --
Coda --
Summary --
Ch. 6: Cross-examinations --
"Nature" and "nurture" debate the evidence presented in Chapters 4 and 5 --
Summary --
Ch. 7: Gender, nature, and nurture: looking to the future --
Causal cascades and causal thickets --
Gender, nature, and nurture: some real-life concerns --
Coda --
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"...I could see this text being successfully used in introductory gender courses...or...in advanced undergraduate or graduate seminars..." -Archives of Sexual Behavior "Richard Lippa's book can serve Read more...

 
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