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.
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?
The Myth of Women’s Masochism
Should Relational Abilities Be Called “Dependency”?
Sex Differences in Aggression
Breaking the Cycle of Bias: Becoming an Informed Judge of Research