Delusions Of Gender How Our Minds Society And Neurosexism Create Difference

Author : Cordelia Fine
ISBN : 9780393079258
Genre : Social Science
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“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”—The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is more often than not a validation of the status quo. Women, it seems, are just too intuitive for math; men too focused for housework. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior. Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender. Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different—a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.
Category: Social Science

Das Weibliche Gehirn

Author : Louann Brizendine
ISBN : 9783455850789
Genre : Social Science
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Was Frauen zu Frauen macht Warum gebrauchen Frauen 20 000 Wörter am Tag, während Männer nur 7000 schaffen? Warum erinnern sie sich an Konflikte, von denen Männer meinen, es habe sie nie gegeben - und das, obwohl ihr Gehirn um 9 Prozent kleiner ist? Die Neuropsychiaterin Louann Brizendine präsentiert neueste Erkenntnisse der Gehirnforschung und erklärt in ihrem viel diskutierten Buch, warum Frauen die Welt so gründlich anders sehen als Männer. »Allen Männern zur Lektüre empfohlen, wenn sie gerade nicht an Sex denken.« Weltwoche
Category: Social Science

Die H Rigkeit Der Frau

Author : John Stuart Mill
ISBN : BSB:BSB10769971
Genre : Women's rights
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Category: Women's rights

Delusions Of Gender

Author : Evander Luther
ISBN : 6138118731
Genre : Social Science
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference is a book by Cordelia Fine published in 2010 which criticizes current evidence for innate biological differences between men and women's minds as being faulty and exaggerated, and argues that cultural and societal beliefs contribute to commonly perceived sex differences.In the first part of the book, "'Half Changed World', Half Changed Minds," Fine argues that social and environmental factors strongly influence the mind, making many conclusions about innate gender differences dubious. She also discusses the history and impact of gender stereotypes and the ways that science has been used to justify sexism. The second part of the book, "Neurosexism," Fine criticizes the current available arguments and studies supporting sex differences in the mind in order to debunk them, focusing on methodological errors and logical gaps.
Category: Social Science

Die Geschlechterl Ge

Author : Cordelia Fine
ISBN : 9783608102741
Genre : Psychology
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Viele bekannte populärwissenschaftliche Bestseller behaupten auf der Basis neurowissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen: Männer und Frauen haben unterschiedliche Gehirne und daher unterschiedliche Begabungen. Vermeintliche natürliche Unterschiede werden aufgebaut und dienen als Erklärung für gesellschaftliche Rollenstereotype. Cordelia Fine entlarvt, wie unter dem Deckmantel der Wissenschaft schlampige Untersuchungen, oberflächlich gedeutete Forschung und vage Beweise zu angeblichen Tatsachen gemacht wurden. Sie zeigt, wie unser Leben als Mann und Frau stark von geschlechtertypischen Erwartungen und Vorurteilen beeinflusst wird, selbst wenn wir sie nicht gut heißen. Und welch subtile Macht Stereotype ausüben können. Das Einzige, was wissenschaftlich bewiesen ist: Es gibt eine neuronale Plastizität. Unser Gehirn entwickelt sich vor allem durch psychologische Einflüsse, Erfahrungen und Tätigkeiten. Und für Männer und Frauen gilt: Alles ist möglich!
Category: Psychology

Ibrain

Author : Gary Small
ISBN : 3783131960
Genre : Kind - Neue Medien - Hirnfunktion - Evolution - Neuronale Plastizität
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Category: Kind - Neue Medien - Hirnfunktion - Evolution - Neuronale Plastizität

Mindwise

Author : Nicholas Epley
ISBN : 9780385351676
Genre : Psychology
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You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It’s a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams. How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? Mindwise will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Psychology

Encyclopedia Of Educational Theory And Philosophy

Author : D. C. Phillips
ISBN : 9781483364759
Genre : Education
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.
Category: Education

The Biology Of Homosexuality

Author : Jacques Balthazart PhD
ISBN : 9780190208370
Genre : Medical
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In this fascinating book, Jacques Balthazart presents a simple description of the biological mechanisms that are involved in the determination of sexual orientation in animals and also presumably in humans. Using scientific studies published over the last few decades, he argues that sexual orientation, both homosexual and heterosexual, is under the control of embryonic endocrine and genetic phenomena in which there is little room for individual choice. The author begins with animal studies of the hormonal and neural mechanisms that control the so-called instinctive behaviors and analyzes how this animal work may potentially apply to humans. The book does not focus exclusively on homosexuality, however. Instead, the book acts as a broader guide to the biological basis of sexual orientation, and also discusses important gender differences that may influence sexual orientation. While firmly grounded in the scientific literature, this text is developed for a broader audience and will be of interest to psychologists, researchers, students, and anyone interested in the biological factors that determine our sexuality.
Category: Medical

Embodied Selves

Author : S. Gonzalez-Arnal
ISBN : 9781137283696
Genre : Social Science
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This interdisciplinary collection explores the role the body plays in constituting our sense of self, signalling the interplay between material embodiment, social meaning, and material and social conditions.
Category: Social Science