Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender

Paperback | October 11, 2008

byPAULA J CAPLAN, Jeremy Caplan

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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.

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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 tra...

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Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist and Lecturer at Harvard University. She graduated from Radcliffe College of Harvard University and has won teaching awards from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations as a Professor at the University of Toronto and from Harvard. She is the author of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205579884

ISBN - 13:9780205579884

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Table of 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