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The Resource Brain storm : the flaws in the science of sex differences, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young

Brain storm : the flaws in the science of sex differences, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young

Label
Brain storm : the flaws in the science of sex differences
Title
Brain storm
Title remainder
the flaws in the science of sex differences
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
Title variation
Brainstorm
Title variation remainder
the flaws in the science of sex differences
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Female and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That's taught as fact in psychological textbooks, academic journals, and bestselling books. And these hardwired differences explain everything from sexual orientation to gender identity, to why there aren't more women physicists or more stay-at-home dads. In this book, the author takes on the evidence that sex differences are hardwired into the brain. Analyzing virtually all published research that supports the claims of 'human brain organization theory, ' she reveals how often these studies fail the standards of science. Even if careful researchers point out the limits of their own studies, other researchers and journalists can easily ignore them because brain organization theory just sounds so right. But if a series of methodological weaknesses, questionable assumptions, inconsistent definitions, and enormous gaps between ambiguous findings and grand conclusions have accumulated through the years, then science is not scientific at all. This book argues that the analysis of gender differences deserves far more rigorous, biologically sophisticated science. "The evidence for hormonal sex differentiation of the human brain better resembles a hodge-podge pile than a solid structure. Once we have cleared the rubble, we can begin to build newer, more scientific stories about human development."
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Jordan-Young, Rebecca M.
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP81.5
LC item number
.J67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 J-274
  • HQ 23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Brain
  • Gender identity
  • Sex
  • Sexuality
  • Sexuality
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Brain
  • Sex
  • Gender Identity
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Gender identity
  • Sex
  • Sex (Biology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Gehirn
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Hersenen
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Hormonen
  • Gehirn
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Psykologi
  • Sexualitet
  • Hormoner
  • Cerveau
  • Sexualité (biologie)
  • Sexualité (psychologie)
  • Cerveau
  • Identité sexuelle
  • Sexe
  • Gehirn
  • Geschlechtsunterschied
  • Hjärna
  • Könspsykologi
  • Könsskillnader
Label
Brain storm : the flaws in the science of sex differences, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-378) 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
Sexual brains and body politics -- Hormones and hardwiring -- Making sense of brain organization studies -- Thirteen ways of looking at brain organization -- Working backward from "distinct" groups -- Masculine and feminine sexuality -- Sexual orienteering -- Sex-typed interests -- Taking context seriously -- Trading essence for potential
Control code
ocn555660638
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 394 pages
Isbn
9780674057302
Lccn
2010010165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674057302
  • (OCoLC)555660638
Label
Brain storm : the flaws in the science of sex differences, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-378) 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
Sexual brains and body politics -- Hormones and hardwiring -- Making sense of brain organization studies -- Thirteen ways of looking at brain organization -- Working backward from "distinct" groups -- Masculine and feminine sexuality -- Sexual orienteering -- Sex-typed interests -- Taking context seriously -- Trading essence for potential
Control code
ocn555660638
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 394 pages
Isbn
9780674057302
Lccn
2010010165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674057302
  • (OCoLC)555660638

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