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Author Geary, David C., author
Title Male, female : the evolution of human sex differences / David C. Geary
Imprint Washington, DC : American Psychological Association Publishing, [2021]
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 RCHSS Library  QP81.5 G43 2021    AVAILABLE    30560400683048
Edition Third edition
Descript xvii, 643 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Natural Selection and the Evolution of Sex -- Overview of Sexual Selection -- Sexual Selection and Life History -- Sexual Selection in Primates and During Human Evolution -- Evolution of Fatherhood -- Choosing Mates -- Competing for Mates -- Evolution and Development of the Human Mind -- Sex Differences in Infancy and Play -- Sex Differences in Social Development -- Sex Differences in Folk Psychology -- Sex Differences in Folk Biology and Folk Physics -- Sex Differences in the Modern World
"The questions of how and to what extent the sexes differ are long standing and controversial. In this authoritative classic, David C. Geary provides a comprehensive evaluation of these questions based on the principles of evolution, particularly sexual selection. Using an evolutionary framework, Geary describes 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, and brain and cognition. Far from being one-sided in the nature-versus-nurture debate, 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 includes a chapter on sex differences that emerge in modern contexts, such as differences in occupational choices and variation in sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationships. Scholars from a wide range of sciences have much to learn from this monumental volume"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Geary, David C., Male, female Third edition. Washington : American Psychological Association, 2020. 9781433833571
Subject Sex differences
Human evolution
Human evolution. fast (OCoLC)fst00963030
Sex differences. fast (OCoLC)fst01114321
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