Gender Gap : How Genes and Gender Influence Our Relationships
Let's face it, say Barash and Lipton: Males and females, boys and girls, men and women are different. To be sure, these differences are often heightened by distinctions in learning, cultural tradition, and social expectation, but underpinning them all is a fundamental difference that derives from biology. Throughout the natural world, males are those creatures that make sperm; females make eggs. The oft-noticed "gender gap" derives, in turn, from this "gamete gap." In Gender Gap, Barash and Lipton (husband and wife, professor and physician, biologist and psychiatrist) explain the evolutionary aspects of male-female differences.
- Paperback | 260 pages
- 154.94 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
- 01 Dec 2001
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Transaction Publishers
- Somerset, United Kingdom
About David P. Barash
David P. Barash holds a Ph.D. in zoology and is professor of psychology and zoology at the University of Washington, where he has taught since 1973. He has been especially active in the growth and development of sociobiology as a scientific discipline and has received numerous grants and awards, including election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Barash is the author of more than 170 technical articles, and 20 books. Judith Lipton received her M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington. She is the founder and president emerita of the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, specializing in women's health.