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The Resource Born gay : the psychobiology of sex orientation, Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman

Born gay : the psychobiology of sex orientation, Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman

Label
Born gay : the psychobiology of sex orientation
Title
Born gay
Title remainder
the psychobiology of sex orientation
Statement of responsibility
Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are people born gay, or does upbringing or even conscious personal choice play a part? The ongoing row between gay-rights activists and the conservative lobby over this burning question has now raged for many years. But the science that both groups employ in their arguments is not merely outmoded but often fallacious." "Since the work of Simon LeVay and Dean Hamer in the early 1990s into the biological causes of homosexuality, a tremendous amount of new research has been carried out by scientists, who now understand a great deal more about the biology of sexual attraction." "But how much does the non-scientific community really know about this research or understand its far-reaching implications? Born Gay is the first book for the general reader to provide a summary of this new research, much of which has been undertaken by the authors, Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman. They provide new evidence that sexual orientation is largely innate and demystify much of the confusion about such frequently misused terms as 'the gay brain' and 'the gay gene'. They show that attempts to find a sociological cause for homosexuality have little foundation and argue that popular efforts to 'blame' parents or teachers for a child's homosexuality are futile and unjust."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Glenn D.
Dewey number
306.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC451.4.G39
LC item number
W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 K-569
  • HQ 76.25
NLM item number
W748b 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rahman, Qazi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Homosexuality
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Seksuele voorkeur
  • Homoseksualiteit
  • Psychobiologie
Label
Born gay : the psychobiology of sex orientation, Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The failure of psychosocial theories
  • Psychoanalytic ideas
  • Social learning theory
  • The seduction hypothesis
  • Child-rearing effects
  • Cross-cultural comparisons
  • Bem's alienation theory
  • Therapy for sexuality?
  • ch. 3.
  • Not all in the genes
  • Preface
  • Family connections
  • Genes versus environment
  • Which genes, where?
  • The mitochondrial DNA theory
  • Mechanism of the genetic effect
  • 4.
  • Is Homosexuality adaptive?
  • Kin selection
  • Parental manipulation
  • Balanced polymorphism
  • ch. 1.
  • The value of same-sex bonding
  • How much can we learn from animal behaviour?
  • A new scenario
  • ch. 5.
  • Hormones in the womb
  • How hormones work
  • Middle-sex
  • Finger lengths
  • Fingerprints
  • Auditory mechanisms
  • Where are gays found?
  • Do gay men have bigger penises?
  • Physical growth
  • Onset of puberty
  • Maternal stress and substance use
  • Developmental instability
  • ch. 6.
  • The big brother effect
  • The 'fraternal birth order effect'
  • How many brothers does it take to make you gay?
  • Social environment and the big brother effect, is there a link?
  • Who are you calling gay?
  • The mother's immune system
  • The H-Y antigen
  • Either/or
  • The sexual lie detector
  • Homosexuality is not common, but it is stable
  • ch. 2.
  • ch. 8.
  • Childhood indications
  • Feminine boys and masculine girls
  • CGN, learning and prenatal factors
  • Adult 'psychological gender'
  • CGN and psychological health
  • ch. 9.
  • Are there different types?
  • Perceptions
  • The research
  • ch. 7.
  • Sex hormone comparisons
  • Finger-length ratios
  • Conclusions
  • ch. 10.
  • The science of sexual orientation and society
  • References
  • Index
  • The gay brain
  • The hypothalamus
  • Lesbianism and the limbic system
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Brain asymmetry
  • Handedness and sexual orientation
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocm56441538
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780720612233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56441538
  • (OCoLC)56441538
Label
Born gay : the psychobiology of sex orientation, Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The failure of psychosocial theories
  • Psychoanalytic ideas
  • Social learning theory
  • The seduction hypothesis
  • Child-rearing effects
  • Cross-cultural comparisons
  • Bem's alienation theory
  • Therapy for sexuality?
  • ch. 3.
  • Not all in the genes
  • Preface
  • Family connections
  • Genes versus environment
  • Which genes, where?
  • The mitochondrial DNA theory
  • Mechanism of the genetic effect
  • 4.
  • Is Homosexuality adaptive?
  • Kin selection
  • Parental manipulation
  • Balanced polymorphism
  • ch. 1.
  • The value of same-sex bonding
  • How much can we learn from animal behaviour?
  • A new scenario
  • ch. 5.
  • Hormones in the womb
  • How hormones work
  • Middle-sex
  • Finger lengths
  • Fingerprints
  • Auditory mechanisms
  • Where are gays found?
  • Do gay men have bigger penises?
  • Physical growth
  • Onset of puberty
  • Maternal stress and substance use
  • Developmental instability
  • ch. 6.
  • The big brother effect
  • The 'fraternal birth order effect'
  • How many brothers does it take to make you gay?
  • Social environment and the big brother effect, is there a link?
  • Who are you calling gay?
  • The mother's immune system
  • The H-Y antigen
  • Either/or
  • The sexual lie detector
  • Homosexuality is not common, but it is stable
  • ch. 2.
  • ch. 8.
  • Childhood indications
  • Feminine boys and masculine girls
  • CGN, learning and prenatal factors
  • Adult 'psychological gender'
  • CGN and psychological health
  • ch. 9.
  • Are there different types?
  • Perceptions
  • The research
  • ch. 7.
  • Sex hormone comparisons
  • Finger-length ratios
  • Conclusions
  • ch. 10.
  • The science of sexual orientation and society
  • References
  • Index
  • The gay brain
  • The hypothalamus
  • Lesbianism and the limbic system
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Brain asymmetry
  • Handedness and sexual orientation
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocm56441538
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780720612233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56441538
  • (OCoLC)56441538

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