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By Richard A. Lippa

Publish 12 months note: initially released in 2001 (first edition)

This enticing textual content offers the most recent medical findings on gender changes, similarities, and variations--in sexuality, cognitive skills, occupational personal tastes, character, and social behaviors. The effect of nature and nurture on gender is tested from the views of genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary conception, neuroanatomy, sociology, and psychology. the result's a balanced, fair-minded synthesis of numerous issues of view. Dr. Lippa's textual content sympathetically summarizes either side of the nature-nurture debate, and in a witty imagined dialog among a personified "nature" and "nurture," he identifies weaknesses within the arguments provided by means of either side. His assessment defines gender, summarizes study on gender adjustments, examines the character of masculinity and femininity, describes theories of gender, and offers a "cascade model," which argues that nature and nurture weave jointly to shape the complicated tapestry often called gender.

Gender, Nature, and Nurture, moment Edition features:
• new examine on intercourse variations in character, ethical concept, coping kinds, sexual and delinquent habit, and mental adjustment;
• the result of a brand new meta-analysis of intercourse ameliorations in real-life measures of aggression;
• new sections on non-hormonal direct genetic results on sexual differentiation; hormones and maternal habit; and on gender, paintings, and pay; and
• increased money owed of intercourse adjustments in children's play and job degrees; social studying theories of gender, and social constructionist perspectives of gender.

This full of life "primer" is a perfect ebook for classes on gender stories, the psychology of ladies, or of guys, and gender roles. Its wealth of up-to-date details will stimulate the pro reader, and its obtainable sort will captivate the coed and basic reader.

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39 Ulrich credits her Mormon religious education for making it possible to see the tradition’s true values in spite of injustices. ”40 Historian of Mormonism Jan Shipps recounts an incident when Ulrich was indeed treated like a stranger. When the planning committee for the 1993 Brigham Young University—LDS Relief Society Annual Women’s Conference suggested Ulrich as the keynote speaker, BYU vetoed the proposal. 41 Shipps reports Ulrich as being more bewildered than angered or hurt by the rejection.

Positive and Ambivalent Uses of Otherness Otherness is not presented only as a totally negative category of experience in women’s religious thought. The discovery of their own “otherness” as a category of experience also has positive meanings. ” But “otherness” has a long and polyvalent history in religious thought, and it is a term with both positive and negative connotations. 31 The term is used, also, to point to “some one or something. . ”32 This use of the term, in a way that is meant to be provocative rather than indicting, offers perspectives that are useful for women.

You might not ¤t in, you might outgrow them, but your family’s still your family. ”74 As one example of what she means, Craighead describes the profound effect that childhood participation in the communal recitation of litanies had upon the art that is now her work. In The Litany of the Great River, a book of paintings and texts, she writes that “the rhythmical ®ow and the precise syllable of the sacred language got inside our bodies; the step-pause-recite-pauseresponse movements were as regular and drumlike as our heartbeats.

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