Sex Differences

Sex Differences : Developmental and Evolutionary Strategies

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 186 x 236 x 28mm | 1,079.54g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124874606
  • 9780124874602

Table of contents

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.
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"...useful for the professors as well as the students."

"Mealey's contribution is an authoritative, well-written, and useful textbook ..."

"...Linda Mealey's excellent textbook... the first and most comprehensive scientific book on sex differences..."

"This highly informative, compelling and readable treatment... will forever change the way all of us think about why we are the way that we are."
-Professor Robert Hinde, Cambridge University

"In summary, Sex Differences surpasses all earlier attempts at reaching the text book market in the field of evolutionary behavioral studies."

"The amount of literature reviewed for the book is vast..."

"...Linda Mealey is right on the mark... in her well-conceived and well-executed upper-division textbook on sex differences..."
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About Linda R. Mealey

Linda Mealey is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia. She received her Ph.D. degree in psychology, in 1984, from the University of Texas, Austin. She has written several book chapters, 20 journal articles and numerous book reviews and articles for reference works.
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