Thinking Critically About Research on Sex and Gender

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9780065016215: Thinking Critically About Research on Sex and Gender

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 only book about research on sex and gender with critical thinking as its core theme!

 

Thinking Critically about Research on Sex and Gender 3e is written to be easily accessible in very short chapters. The authors demonstrate that most of the claims about sex and gender are not well supported by research and then provide readers with critical tools they can apply 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.

 

This book covers topics ranging from whether there are sex differences in the brain and hormones; sexuality and sexual orientation; math, spatial, and verbal abilities; aggression, dependency, and masochism; and mother-blame.

 

 

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About the Author:

Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist and Associate in the DuBois Research Institute of Hutchins Center at Harvard University. She has won three top national awards for nonfiction. 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 ten books -- including They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal, Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship, The Myth of Women's Masochism, Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World?and dozens of papers. She was a winner of a Distinguished Career Award and a Christine Ladd-Franklin Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, a Toronto YWCA Women of Distinction Award, an American Psychological Association Eminent Woman Psychologist Award, and a Canadian Association for Women in Science Woman of the Year Award. 
Jeremy Caplan, Ph.D.,  is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta.  He received his doctorate at Brandeis University in Neuroscience.  His research focuses on the behavioral and brain basis of human memory from a variety of approaches including methods of experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and mathematical modeling.  In 2008, Dr. Caplan received the prestigious Alberta Ingenuity Fund New Faculty Award to study the effects of interference on memory.

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Published by Harpercollins College Div (1993)
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