Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

Version: Unabridged
Author: Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Marriage & Family, Psychology, Social Science
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: July 2017
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

Are boys and girls really that different? Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating differences between boys and girls when it was first published in 2005-how they perceive the world, how they learn, how they process emotions and take risks. Dr. Sax showed that when we overlook the hardwired differences between boys and girls, we may end up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, and fail to help our kids to reach their full potential.In the years since, the world has changed drastically. An avalanche of new research supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax's work. This indispensable guide for parents and educators is thoroughly revised and updated to include new findings about how boys and girls interact with social media and video games; differences in how girls and boys see, hear, and smell; and guidance about how to support gender nonconforming, LGB, and transgender kids.Sex differences are real, and they matter. Dr. Sax accessibly weaves the science with stories and insights from his decades of experience as a psychologist and physician to show how to raise happier, healthier kids.

Author Details

Author Details

Sax, MD, PhD, Leonard

Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, is a family physician, research psychologist, and acclaimed author of "Why Gender Matters". He is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education in Montgomery County, Maryland (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of prestigious journals, including "American Psychologist", "Behavioral Neuroscience", and "Journal of the American Medical Association". He lives in Exton, Pennsylvania.