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The Resource Man and woman : an inside story, Donald W. Pfaff, (electronic resource)

Man and woman : an inside story, Donald W. Pfaff, (electronic resource)

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Man and woman : an inside story
Title
Man and woman
Title remainder
an inside story
Statement of responsibility
Donald W. Pfaff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The saga of sex differences in brain and behavior begins with a tiny sperm swimming toward a huge egg, to contribute its tiny Y chromosome plus its copies of the other chromosomes. Genetic, anatomic and physiologic alterations in the male ensue, making his brain and behavior different in specific respects from his sister. Brain-wise, specific cell groups develop differently in males compared to females, in some cases right after birth and in other cases at puberty. But genetics and neuroanatomy do not dominate the scene. Prenatal stress, postnatal stress and lousy treatment at puberty all can affect males and females in different ways. The upshot of all these genetic and environmental factors produces small sex differences in certain abilities and huge sex differences in feelings, in pain and in suffering. Put this all together and the reader will see that biological and cultural influences on gender roles operate at so many different levels to influence behavioral mechanisms that gender role choices are flexible, reversible and non-dichotomous, especially in modern societies."--Book jacket
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DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pfaff, Donald W.
Dewey number
155.3/3
LC call number
BF692.2
LC item number
.P43 2011
NLM call number
BF 692
NLM item number
P523m 2011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex differences (Psychology)
  • Sex differences
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Brain Chemistry
  • Gender Identity
  • Hormones
  • Sex Characteristics
Label
Man and woman : an inside story, Donald W. Pfaff, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What scientists fight about when they fight about sex -- Chromosomes for him and her -- Hormones on the brain -- Neonatal hormones, brain structure, and brain chemistry -- Mating and parenting -- Males fighting -- Females befriending (males, too) -- Pain and suffering -- Perilous times : newborns and adolescents -- Sex gone wrong -- Bottom line
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000422558
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780195388848
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010014550
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000422558
Label
Man and woman : an inside story, Donald W. Pfaff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What scientists fight about when they fight about sex -- Chromosomes for him and her -- Hormones on the brain -- Neonatal hormones, brain structure, and brain chemistry -- Mating and parenting -- Males fighting -- Females befriending (males, too) -- Pain and suffering -- Perilous times : newborns and adolescents -- Sex gone wrong -- Bottom line
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000422558
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780195388848
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010014550
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000422558

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