Delusions of Gender How Our Minds Society and Neurosexism Create Difference

. 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 ...

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079258

Category: 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.

Delusions of Gender

With sparkling wit and humour, Cordelia Fine attacks this ‘neurosexism’, revealing the mind’s remarkable plasticity, the substantial influence of culture on identity, and the malleability of what we consider to be ‘hardwired’ ...

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848313969

Category: Science

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‘Fun, droll yet deeply serious.’ New Scientist ‘A brilliant feminist critic of the neurosciences ... Read her, enjoy and learn.’ Hilary Rose, THES ‘A witty and meticulously researched exposé of the sloppy studies that pass for scientific evidence in so many of today’s bestselling books on sex differences.’ Carol Tavris, TLS Gender inequalities are increasingly defended by citing hard-wired differences between the male and female brain. That’s why, we’re told, there are so few women in science, so few men in the laundry room – different brains are just suited to different things. With sparkling wit and humour, Cordelia Fine attacks this ‘neurosexism’, revealing the mind’s remarkable plasticity, the substantial influence of culture on identity, and the malleability of what we consider to be ‘hardwired’ difference. This modern classic shows the surprising extent to which boys and girls, men and women are made – not born.

Delusions of Gender

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Evander Luther

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ISBN: 9786138118732

Category: 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.

Testosterone Rex

WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE What the judges said: 'Every man and woman should read this book on gender bias ... an important, yet wickedly witty, book.

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785781626

Category: Science

Page: 256

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WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE What the judges said: 'Every man and woman should read this book on gender bias ... an important, yet wickedly witty, book.' 'Fine's entertaining and thoughtful book is a valuable addition to the discussion about gender.' Ian Critchley, Sunday Times 'In addition to being hopeful, Fine is also angry. We should all be angry. Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar.' Guardian 'A densely packed, spirited book, with an unusual combination of academic rigour and readability ... The expression “essential reading for everyone” is usually untrue as well as a cliché, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it.' Antonia Macaro, Financial Times Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rewarded competitive men and caring women, these differences are supposedly re-created in each generation by sex hormones and male and female brains. Testosterone, so we’re told, is the very essence of masculinity, and biological sex is a fundamental force in our development. Not so, says psychologist Cordelia Fine, who shows, with wit and panache, that sex doesn’t create male and female natures. Instead, sex, hormones, culture and evolution work together in ways that make past and present gender dynamics only a serving suggestion for the future – not a recipe. Testosterone Rex brings together evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience and social history to move beyond old ‘nature versus nurture’ debates, and to explain why it’s time to unmake the tyrannical myth of Testosterone Rex. For fans of Fine – whose Delusions of Gender ‘could have far-reaching consequences as significant as The Female Eunuch’ (Viv Groskop, Guardian) – and thousands of new readers, this is an upbeat, timely and important contribution to the debate about gender in society.

Revolutions of the Heart

This book looks at how heterosexual relationships really work.

Author: Wendy Langford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134714661

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book looks at how heterosexual relationships really work. Author?? argues that the process of falling in love is just a brief holiday from the gender roles which quickly reassert themselves in their old forms. Topics covered include romantic love, the problem of desire and the trouble with love.

The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health

Mizock and Fleming (2011) suggest that simply affirming gender identity
regardless of evidence of whether the gender is related to a psychotic delusion or
a TGNB identity will strengthen rapport. Other common suggestions include
extended ...

Author: Esther D. Rothblum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190067993

Category: Psychology

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"The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health provides an overview of the current research on the mental health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. It is aimed at researchers conducting studies on the mental health of SGM populations, clinicians and researchers interested in psychiatric disorders that affect SGM populations, clinicians using evidence-based practice in the treatment of SGM patients/clients, students in mental health programs (clinical psychology, psychiatry, clinical social work, and psychiatric nursing), and policymakers. This chapter defines some terms and provides an overview of current and past SGM research methods"--

Delusions

Author: Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira

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Category: Patriarchy

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Digest of Neurology and Psychiatry

Hallucinations , delusions , grandiosity , paranoia , and obsessions / compulsions
were classified as positive symptoms ... With regard to gender differences ,
hallucinations were manifested by a higher percentage of 9-12and 15-16 - year -
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Testosterone Rex Myths of Sex Science and Society

“Beliefs about men and women are as old as humanity itself, but Fine’s funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we’ve heard Testosterone rex’s last roar.” —Annie Murphy Paul, New York Times Book Review Many people believe ...

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253880

Category: Science

Page: 320

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“Beliefs about men and women are as old as humanity itself, but Fine’s funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we’ve heard Testosterone rex’s last roar.” —Annie Murphy Paul, New York Times Book Review Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental force in human development. According to this false-yet-familiar story, the divisions between men and women are in nature alone and not part of culture. Drawing on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy, Testosterone Rex disproves this ingrained myth and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes’ full human potential.

Subject to Delusions

Psychoanalysis en narcissism in American and English literature by Djuna Barnes, Unica Zürn.

Author: Caroline Rupprecht

Publisher: TriQuarterly Books

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Psychoanalysis en narcissism in American and English literature by Djuna Barnes, Unica Zürn.

Delusions of Grandeur

Toward a New Psychology of Gender. London: Routledge, 1997. Kimmel,
Michael S., ed. The Politics of Manhood: Profeminist Men Respond to the
Mythopoetic Men's Movement (And the Mythopoetic Leaders Answer).
Philadelphia: Temple ...

Author: Joey Franklin

Publisher:

ISBN: 149621210X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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In Delusions of Grandeur Joey Franklin examines the dreams and delusions of America's most persistent mythologies--including the beliefs in white supremacy and rugged individualism and the problems of toxic masculinity and religious extremism--as they reveal themselves in the life of a husband and father fast approaching forty. With prose steeped in research and a playful, lyric attention to language, Franklin asks candid questions about what it takes to see clearly as a citizen, a parent, a child, a neighbor, and a human being. How should a white father from the suburbs talk with his sons about the death of Trayvon Martin? What do video games like Fortnite and Minecraft reveal about our appetites for destruction? Is it possible for Americans to celebrate bootstrap pioneer history while also lamenting the slavery that made it possible? How does the American tradition of exploiting cheap labor create a link between coal mining and plasma donation in southeast Ohio? Part cultural critique, part parental confessional, Delusions of Grandeur embraces the notion that the personal is always political, and reveals important, if sometimes uncomfortable, truths about our American obsessions with race, class, religion, and family.

Institutionalizing Gender

He claimed to be Louis-Philippe's nephew and the secret husband of the
Duchess of Berry, assiduously recording these delusions in a set of personal
notebooks, and insisted that his political enemies had orchestrated his
internment.

Author: Jessie Hewitt

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ISBN: 1501753436

Category: Gender expression

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"This book examines the influence of gender and family values on the development of nineteenth-century French psychiatry"--

Schizophrenia Bulletin

Logistic Regression With Number of Beads Requested and Level of Delusions
Measured With the Present State Examination ( PSE ) ( Each of the ... Adjusted
for age , gender , level of education , and use of cannabis and other illicit drugs .

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British Medical Association Complete Family Health Guide

If there is a have problems with relationships and delusions of persecution or
jealousy risk of violence or self - harm , the ... However , apart adulthood concern
for the problems of others . from behaviour related to the delusion , GENDER ...

Author: Tony Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780751327229

Category: Family medicine

Page: 1104

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A medical encyclopaedia which features information on screening, drug treatments and surgery with symptom charts to aid in the interpretation of symptoms. There is also an explanation of medical genetics and what they mean for your health and 2000 medical websites on every disorder.

A Mind of Its Own How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own.

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343006

Category: Psychology

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"Provocative enough to make you start questioning your each and every action."—Entertainment Weekly The brain's power is confirmed and touted every day in new studies and research. And yet we tend to take our brains for granted, without suspecting that those masses of hard-working neurons might not always be working for us. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own. She illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion as she explores how the mind defends and glorifies the ego by twisting and warping our perceptions. Our brains employ a slew of inborn mind-bugs and prejudices, from hindsight bias to unrealistic optimism, from moral excuse-making to wishful thinking—all designed to prevent us from seeing the truth about the world and the people around us, and about ourselves.

Choice

45-2197 Chiefdoms and other archaeological delusions . 452116 Inuit ... 45-
1854 Gay , Lesbian , Bisexual & Transgender Studies Middle Eastern Studies
Women's & Gender Studies Bohemian Los Angeles and the making of modern
politics .

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Neither Angels Nor Demons

For example , although paranoid delusions of persecution are common among
people who are heavy users of amphetamines , these delusions take different
forms and produce different responses among people , particularly along gender
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Author: Kathleen J. Ferraro

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Category: Social Science

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A provocative study of the complex relationship between domestic violence and women's crime.

The British Journal of Psychiatry

As a result , tion , forced labour , cultural shock and isolation due the true
prevalence of delusional misidentification to poor ... M. & YESAVAGE , J. ( 1981 )
Criminal acts among schizophrenics in French mental importance of gender .
Where ...

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Gender and Psychopathology

An analysis of grandiose delusions indicates that those of males tend to contain
significantly more themes related to authority and power , whereas those of
females tend to include more themes related to wealth , social status , and skill .

Author: Ihsan Al-Issa

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Category: Identification (Psychology)

Page: 382

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Masters Abstracts International

SOCIAL WORK Religiosity and delusional content among individuals with
schizophrenia. ... between religiosity and the occurrence of religious delusions
among schizophrenic persons based on gender, age, ethnicity, and type of
religion.

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