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Male, female : the evolution of human sex differences

Author: David C Geary; American Psychological Association.
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines many of the differences in the social behaviors of men and women, questioning whether they are largely the result of culturally transmitted roles and pressures. The author believes that the notion of "gender roles" cannot adequately explain the differences between the sexes and argues that Darwin's theory of sexual selection is the best vehicle for studying how men and women pursue survival through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Male, female (print)
(DLC) 98026961
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Geary; American Psychological Association.
OCLC Number: 61486228
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 397 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ch. 1. Beginnings --
Ch. 2. Principles and Mechanisms of Sexual Selection --
Ch. 3. Sexual Selection in Primates and During Human Evolution --
Ch. 4. Paternal Investment --
Ch. 5. Sexual Selection in Contemporary Humans --
Ch. 6. The Evolution and Development of the Human Mind --
Ch. 7. Developmental Sex Differences --
Ch. 8. Sex Differences in Brain and Cognition --
Ch. 9. Sex Differences in Modern Society.
Responsibility: David C. Geary.

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The author argues that the differences between the sexes are best argued by Darwin's theory of evolutionary selection, and how this is the key to understanding such differences as preferred  Read more...

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