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.
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.
Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be
Author: Cordelia Fine
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Publishing Date: 2010-08-30