Sex Differences

Summarizing More than a Century of Scientific Research

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Hardback: 9780805859591
pub: 2008-08-11
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About the Book

This volume is the first to aim at summarizing all of the scientific literature published so far regarding male-female differences and similarities, not only in behavior, but also in basic biology, physiology, health, perceptions, emotions, and attitudes. Results from over 18,000 studies have been condensed into more than 1,900 tables, with each table pertaining to a specific possible sex difference. Even research pertaining to how men and women are perceived (stereotyped) as being different is covered.

Throughout this book's eleven years in preparation, no exclusions were made in terms of subject areas, cultures, time periods, or even species.

The book is accompanied by a CD containing all 18,000+ references cited in the book.

Sex Differences is a monumental resource for any researcher, student, or professional who requires an assessment of the weight of evidence that currently exists regarding any sex difference of interest. It is also suitable as a text in graduate courses pertaining to gender or human sexuality.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Biological Factors. 2. The Brain and Biochemistry. 3. Health/Illness Factors. 4. Perceptual, Motor, and Emotional Factors. 5. Intellectual, Cognitive, Self-concept, and Mental Health/Illness Factors. 6. Preferences, Interests, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions. 7. Drug, Therapeutic, and Stress-related Effects and Responses. 8. Personality and General Behavior. 9. Social Behavior. 10. Consuming and Individual-institutional Behavior. 11. Status and Work-related Behavior. 12. Attitudes and Actions toward Others Based on Their Gender. 13. Grand Summary.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology