Sex Differences

  • ID: 1763310
  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Sex Differences serves as an advanced text for courses in evolutionary and human biology, psychology, and sexuality and gender studies. It also serves as a reference source for academic professionals in these disciplines. The book covers the evolution of sex and sex differences, and sex differences and sexual strategies in non-human and human animals. The final chapter addresses issues of sex and gender in interpersonal relationships, organizations and politics. Diagrams, graphs, charts, and tables illustrate key concepts; cartoons and photos provide visual breaks and an element of humor.
  • Examines sexual differences from a multi-level comparative approach
  • Contains a thorough coverage of literature through 1998 and into 1999
  • Illustrates pages with a generous use of cartoons, photos, figures, and diagrams
  • Invites bonus learning with special interest boxes interspersed throughout text
  • Presents a critical analysis
  • Includes a combination of feminist and evolutionary thinking
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Theory
Introduction.
Sexual Differentiation.
Evolution of Sex and Sex Differences.
Sex as a Life-History Strategy.
Nonhuman Systems
Male Strategies and Tactics.
Female Strategies and Tactics.
Mating Systems.
Human Systems
The Human Animal.
Women's Strategies and Tactics.
Men's Strategies and Tactics.
Courtship, Mating, Marriage, and Parenting.
Sexual Politics.
References
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Mealey, Linda
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