Gender, Nature, and Nurture

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Contents
Prefacexi
CHAPTER 1: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ANYWAY?1
The Study of Sex Differences4
Combining the Results of Many Studies: Meta-Analysis9
What Do Meta-Analyses Tell Us About Sex Differences?12
Are There Sex Differences in Personality?12
Are There Sex Differences in Risk Taking?14
Are There Sex Differences in Social Behaviors?15
Aggression15
Helping Behavior16
Conformity and Susceptibility to Persuasion17
Group Behavior and Leadership17
Are There Sex Differences in Nonverbal Behavior and Nonverbal Perceptiveness19
Are There Sex Differences in Sexuality and Mate Preferences?20
Are There Sex Differences in Occupational Preferences and Interests?23
Are There Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities?24
Are There Sex Differences in Physical Abilities?25
Beyond Meta-Analyses: Other Possible Sex Differences26
Sex Differences in Mental and Behavioral Disorders26
Sex Differences in Emotional Experience28
Sex Differences in the Self-Concept28
Sex Differences in Children's Friendship Patterns30
Summary31

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Gender, Nature, and Nurture xiv
  • Introduction xv
  • Chapter 1 - What''s the Difference Anyway? 1
  • Chapter 2 - Masculinity and Femininity- Gender within Gender 34
  • Chapter 3 - Theories of Gender 68
  • Chapter 4 - The Case for Nature 101
  • Chapter 5 - The Case for Nurture 130
  • Chapter 6 - Cross-Examinations 162
  • Chapter 7 - Gender, Nature, and Nurture- Looking to the Future 195
  • References 232
  • Author Index 263
  • Author Index 275
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