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 much of the existing research on sex and gender is not well-established, 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 fact that some assertion has been accepted as truth does not mean that it is inevitably and forever right.  The only way we can make efficient progress is by always questioning the truth of those claims and evaluating both the good and the harm that they might do."

 

With this powerful mantra underlying every word, Paula and Jeremy Caplan take us into the complex world of research on sex and gender.  They begin by equipping us, their readers, with the critical tools necessary to evaluate scientific claims.  We then follow as they lead us through a series of modern-day "truths" posited by researchers of sex and gender.  It is a facinating and enlightening journey, one that no reader will return from unchanged.

About the Author:

Paula J. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist, author of books and plays, playwright, actor, and director. She was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, attended Greenwood Laboratory School from kindergarten through twelfth grade, received her A.B. with honors from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. She is the daughter of Jerome A. and Tac Caplan of Springfield. Currently, she is Visiting Scholar at the Pembroke Center at Brown University and Adjunct Professor at Washington College of Law, American University. She is former Full Professor of Applied Psychology and Head of the Centre for Women's Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and former Lecturer in Women's Studies and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Jeremy B. Caplan is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Alberta, where he teaches Human Neuropsychology and the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.  Dr. Caplan's research area includes Behavioural, Systems, and Cognitive Neuroscience. 

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