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Male, Female

The Evolution of Human Sex Differences

Third Edition

David C. Geary (author)

ISBN: 9781433832642

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Evaluates scholarship on the evolution of human sex differences, including how males and females differ in modern contexts. David Geary describes how men and women differ based on evolutionary principles, how human sex differences are similar to those found in other species and how the expression of these differences is uniquely human.
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Now in a third edition, the authoritative classic text Male, Female evaluates both foundational and recent scholarship on the evolution of human sex differences, including how males and females differ in modern contexts.

In comprehensive detail, David C. Geary describes how men and women differ based on evolutionary principles, how human sex differences are similar to those found in other species and how the expression of these differences is uniquely human. The principles of sexual selection - such as female choice and male-male competition - explain sex differences in parenting, mate choices, ways of competing for mates, social-political preferences, development, the brain, and cognition. Far from being one-sided in the nature-versus-nurture debate, Geary shows how an evolutionary framework can easily incorporate the influence of experience and cultural context on the development and expression of sex differences.

Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition adds a chapter on sex differences that emerge in modern contexts, like occupational choices, variation in sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationships. Scholars from a wide range of sciences have much to learn from this monumental volume.
Imprint American Psychological Association
Pages 645
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher American Psychological Association
Subject/s Social, group or collective psychology   Gender studies, gender groups   Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology   Sociology: sexual relations   Psychology of gender  
David C. Geary is Curators' Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri. His work spans topics ranging from mathematical cognition to the evolution of sex differences. He has authored four books: Children's Mathematical Development (1994); Male, Female (1998, 2nd edition, 2010); Origin of Mind (2005); and Evolution of Vulnerability (2015). He co-authored Sex Differences (2008) and co-edited six other books. His work has been featured in various media outlets, including the New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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