Gender, Nature, and Nurture

Gender, Nature, and Nurture

Gender, Nature, and Nurture

Gender, Nature, and Nurture

Synopsis

Text or supplement for courses on gender, psych of women or men, and/or gender roles found in a variety of depts.

Excerpt

I don’t know about you, but throughout my life I have been puzzled by the behavior of both men and women. When I go to the gym, I am bemused by men’s animated conversations about football games and cars, and when I go to a local gift shop, I am equally bemused by women who endlessly discuss how “darling” various ceramic figurines are. I don’t think I am alone in finding both men and women somewhat inscrutable, each in their own way. and I am certainly not alone in pondering the nature and nurture of gender.

Most of us spend a considerable amount of time trying to understand what makes individual boys, girls, men, and women tick, so most of us constantly grapple with gender, either consciously or unconsciously. We live and work and play with members of both sexes, and inevitably, we love and loathe individual males and females. If nothing else, the topic of gender carries with it immense egocentric appeal, for we all possesses gender, in one form or another. and of course, the topic of gender is intimately tied to other favorite topics: love, sex, and romance. in a more serious and political vein, our personal views of gender are linked to other important attitudes, about affirmative action, sexual harassment, women in the military, and a host of other topics. For all of these reasons, gender is a hot topic: in everyday conversations, on talk shows, and in popular books.

Gender is also a hot topic among scientists. It has long been the focus of a veritable cottage industry of empirical research in the social and biological sciences, and after decades of concerted effort, scientists now have a lot to say about the causes and consequences of gender. the book you are about to read—Gender, Nature, and Nurture, second edition— presents a straightforward and accessible summary of scientific . . .

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