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Author Benenson, Joyce F.

Title Warriors and worriers : the survival of the sexes / Joyce F. Benenson with Henry Markovits.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    155.33 BEN    Available
Description x, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction: What is the Difference Between a Boy and a Girl? -- Part I Warriors -- Chapter 2. Enemy Fighting: A Man's Basic Instinct -- Chapter 3. Male Friends: Recruiting a Fighting Force -- Chapter 4. Organizing the Military: Groups of Egalitarian Men -- Part II Worriers -- Chapter 5. Protecting Herself: A Woman's Basic Instinct -- Chapter 6. Female Friends: Smile, then Eliminate the Competition -- Chapter 7. Organizing her Family: The Vulnerable and the Assistants -- Epilogue.
Summary "The question of exactly what sex differences exist and whether they have a biological foundation has been one of our culture's favorite enduring discussions. In Warriors and Worriers, psychologist Joyce Benenson presents a new theory of sex differences, based on thirty years of research with young children and primates around the world. Her innovative theory draws on a fascinating array of studies and stories that explore the ways boys and men deter their enemies, while girls and women find assistants to aid them in coping with vulnerable children and elders. This produces two social worlds for each sex which sets humans apart from most other primate species. In this exciting exploration of human nature, Benenson thus turns upside down the familiar wisdom that women are more sociable than men and that men are more competitive than women"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sex differences (Psychology)
Sex differences.
ISBN 9780199972234 (hardback)
0199972230 (hardback)

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