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Thinking critically about research on sex and gender

Author: Paula J Caplan; Jeremy B Caplan
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Argues that most of the assertions made about sex and gender are not supported by current research, and provide information about tools students can use to come to realistic conclusions of their own.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula J Caplan; Jeremy B Caplan
ISBN: 9780205579884 0205579884
OCLC Number: 227572272
Description: xvi, 150 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Paula J. Caplan, Jeremy B. Caplan.
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Argues that most of the assertions made about sex and gender are not supported by current research, and provide information about tools students can use to come to realistic conclusions of their own.

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