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Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Paula J. Caplan, Jeremy B. Caplan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 23, 2008

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. A Brief Historical Perspective on Sex-Difference Research
  3. Using Scientific Method to Study Sex and Gender
  4. Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math?
  5. Sex Differences in Spatial Abilities
  6. Do Females Have Better Verbal Abilities Than Males?

  7. Modern Research about Sex Differences in the Brain

  8. Do Hormones Make the Woman–or the Man?

  9. Sexuality

  10. The Myth of Women’s Masochism

  11. Should Relational Abilities Be Called “Dependency”?

  12. Sex Differences in Aggression

  13. Mother-Blame

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

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$19.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-64673-9