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The Tending Instinct: Women, Men, and the Biology of Nurturing

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A groundbreaking work that reveals how the instinct to "tend and befriend" is vital for human society.

In times of crisis and upheaval, our responses to stress become especially important. We have long heard about the "fight or flight" response, but renowned psychologist Shelley E. Taylor points out that hardwired in females -- both humans and those of other species -- is
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ebook, 320 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Times Books (first published May 8th 2002)
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Sarah
Sep 18, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book presents a new view of the importance of relationships and social support in maintaining good health. Taylor presents her idea that women respond to stress differently than men do, by "tending and befriending." An important step forward in the stress research. I like her argument though it has a few shortcomings.
Jeanie
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned some things about gender differences that have helped me understand relationships better. This was Nancy Stockwell's book club pick.
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