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Man and Woman
An Inside Story
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The saga of sex differences in brain and behavior begins with a tiny sperm swimming toward a huge egg, to contribute its tiny Y chromosome plus its copies of the other chromosomes. Genetic, anatomic and physiologic alterations in the male ensue, making his brain and behavior different in specific respects from his sister. Brain-wise, specific cell groups develop differently in males compared to females, in some cases right after birth and in other cases at puberty.
But genetics and neuroanatomy do not dominate the scene. Prenatal stress, postnatal stress and lousy treatment at puberty all can affect males and females in different ways. The upshot of all these genetic and environmental factors produces small sex differences in certain abilities and huge sex
differences in feelings, in pain and in suffering. Put this all together and the reader will see that biological and cultural influences on gender roles operate at so many different levels to influence behavioral mechanisms that gender role choices are flexible, reversible and non-dichotomous, especially in modern societies.


Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part 1: Genes

Chapter 2: Chromosomes
Chapter 3: Hormones
Chapter 4: Brain
Chapter 5: Behavioral Consequences in Animals
Chapter 6: Psychological Consequences in Humans
Chapter 7: Sex Gone Wrong

Part 2: Environment

Chapter 8: Sensitive Periods

Part 3: Human Outcomes

Chapter 9: Bottom Lines


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ISBN-13: 9780195388848
Publisher: Oxford University Press (Oxford University Press Inc)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 145.00 x 215.00 x 20.00
Weight: 381g
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Subcategories: Biochemistry, Neuroscience

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