The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap

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Simon and Schuster, 18 ago. 2009 - 368 páginas
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Now available in paperback from psychologist and award- winningcolumnistSusanPinker, the groundbreaking and contro- versial book that is “lively, well- written...important and timely” (The Washington Post).

In this “ringing salvo in the sex-difference wars” (The New York Times Book Review), Pinker examines how fundamental sex differences play out over the life span. By comparing fragile boys who succeed later in life with high- achieving women who opt out or plateau in their careers,

Pinker turns several assumptions upside down: that women and men are biologically equivalent, that intelligence is all it takes to succeed, and that women are just versions of men, with identical interests and goals. In lively prose, Pinker guides readers through the latest findings in neuro- science and economics while addressing these questions: Are males the more fragile sex? Which sex is the happiest at work? Why do some male

college dropouts earn more than the bright girls who sat beside them in third grade? The answers to these questions are the opposite of what we expect.

A provocative and illuminating examination of how and why learning and behavioral gaps in the nursery are reversed in the boardroom, this fascinat- ing book reveals how sex differ- ences influence career choices and ambition. Through the stories of real men and women, science, and examples from popular culture, Susan Pinker takes a new look at the differences between women and men.
 

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If you needed more proof that you really can't change your husband into a more considerate, warm and caring partner, this book provides it. I don't completely buy conclusions, but interesting read nonetheless. Leer reseña completa

THE SEXUAL PARADOX: Men, Women, and the Real Gender Gap

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Canadian psychologist and Globe and Mail columnist Pinker crafts a biologically based and sure-to-be-controversial examination of sex differences between "fragile men" and gifted women who opt out of ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Introduction
1
Are Males the More Fragile Sex?
19
Chapter 2
38
Chapter 3
62
Chapter 4
92
Revenge of the Nerds
126
Chapter 6
157
Chapter 7
183
Chapter 9
234
Chapter 10
254
Epilogue
267
Acknowledgments
279
Notes
282
Bibliography
321
Index
343
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Chapter 8
198

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Sobre el autor (2009)

Susan Pinker is a psychologist and award-winning newspaper columnist who writes about social science and interpersonal issues in her column in the Globe and Mail. She has worked as a clinical psychologist for twenty-six years and has taught at the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at McGill University. She lives in Montreal with her husband and three children.

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