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Brain Gender

Melissa Hines


How important are biological factors, such as hormones, in shaping our sexual destinies? This book brings social developmental, biological, and clinical psychological perspectives to bear on the factors that shape our development as male or female and that cause individuals within each sex to differ from one another in sex-related behaviors. Topics covered include sexual orientation, childhood play; spatial, mathematical, and verbal abilities; nurturance, aggression, dominance, handedness, brain structure, and gender identity.

Keywords: hormones, sexual destinies, sex-related behaviors, sexual orientation, childhood play, spatial abilities, mathematical abilities, verbal abilities, nurturance, aggression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195188363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.001.1


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa Hines, author
City University, London