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Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences
Women aren't from Venus and men aren't from Mars, though we sometimes feel they must be. The differences in behaviour between men and women are constantly remarked upon, yet poorly understood. In this persuasive volume, David Geary argues that the differences between the sexes are best illuminated by Darwin's theory of evolutionary selection. Male, Female shows how one of ...more
Hardcover, 397 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by APA Books
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The simple thesis of David Geary's stodgy meta-analysis is that sex differences within the human species are the result of sexual selection, a second-order manifestation of Darwinian natural selection. Credit the author with consistently, even doggedly repeating and defending this thesis in the face of frustratingly ambiguous evidence in every particular. What the study actually demonstrates is the existence of significant innate differences between male and female in all facets of life - physic ...more
David C. Geary is a cognitive developmental and evolutionary psychologist with interests in mathematical learning and sex differences. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of California at Riverside, he held faculty positions at the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Missouri, first at the Rolla campus and then in Columbia. Dr. Geary is currently a Curators' Prof ...moreMore about David C. Geary...