Delusions of Gender has ratings and reviews. Cordelia Fine, a psychologist, decided to write this book after discovering her son’s kindergarten. In Delusions of Gender the psychologist Cordelia Fine exposes the bad science, the ridiculous arguments and the persistent biases that blind. fascinating on the blurring of the line between pathological delusions and the Cordelia Fine is a Research Associate at the Centre for Agency, Values and.

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Sep 08, notgettingenough rated it liked it Shelves: It’s like there is something going on which we might call ‘extreme pop science’. Simon Baron-Cohen reviewed the book in The Psychologist. Sign in to use this feature.

By debunking the rubbish, this book opens up possibilities for a slightly clearer vision of the future. As someone who works in the humanities and not the sciences, I did learn a lot from this book, particularly in terms of how to interpret or not neuroscientific data.

A deluisons of preschoolers found that boys delusionss wouldn’t play with dolls at school would play with them at home, where the peer group wasn’t present to enforce the “rules.

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This is not a book without faults. Basically, inventing an opening is not a useful activity in any normal sense of the word. One study showed a clear Warning: Obviously, I don’t know, but here are some thoughts. Simply put, stereotype threat describes an effect when someone, being aware that a group they are part of is believed to have a certain capability, changes the way they approach that task.


Stanford neurobiologist Ben Barres stated in a review for the Public Library of Science Biology that Delusions of Gender “should be required reading for every neurobiology student, if not every human being.

This challenges the common belief of parents that they tried gender-neutral parenting, but it didn’t work. Similarly, if she is told that girls normally perform better than boys on this type of exam, then she will do better, regardless of her skill level.

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Loading comments… Trouble loading? In it, he accused Fine of “fusing science with politics,” writing, “Where I — and I suspect many other contemporary scientists — would part ways with Fine is in her strident, extreme denial of the role that biology might play in giving rise to any sex differences in the mind and brain.

Truly a brilliant book. I once asked a FIDE official: Oct 02, Marshall rated it it was ok Shelves: This book deals with three main areas of gender research, to see what has actually been proven. View all 10 comments.

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Among our wonderful genetic gifts is the ability to change our environment so that our genetic inheritance can be expressed in unprecedented ways. You have to outdo the last writer in outrageousness.

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Without understanding any of the details, I had absorbed the vague idea that science had now established, with the help of modern neuro-imaging techniques, that there were clear codelia between male and female brains. Robyn Bluhm – – Neuroethics 6 2: Thankfully her wit, sarcasm and brisk pace stop the book from ever getting dry. The Study of the View all 14 comments.


If that’s all she did, Depusions have trusted this book so much more. Beyond its subjects of ot and gender, this book encourages critical thinking about doing science, and that is something that is sorely needed in society today. The sad thing is, this book is very interesting and insightful in so many other ways, in outlining some ways human behavior is socialized.

They admired the way it went all the way up to her breasts.

We’re probably all from the moon. The person who invents the opening goes his own way, against the whole world, just to show that he can. I do not think, however, that that would be true to the deeper spirit of the book. In one particularly grating and smug riff on this theme, Steven Pinker is quoted as saying: