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Pink Brain, Blue Brain : How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps- and What We Can Do About It (Paperback)

Author: Eliot, Lise

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In the past decade, we've heard a lot about the innate differences between males and females. So we've come to accept that boys can't focus in a classroom and girls are obsessed with relationships.That's just the way they're built. In Pink Brain Blue Brain, neuroscientist Lise Eliot turns that thinking on its head. Based on years of exhaustive research and her own work in the field of neuroplasticity, Eliot argues that infant brains are so malleable that small differences at birth become amplified over time, as parents and teachersand the culture at largeunwittingly reinforce gender stereotypes. Children themselves exacerbate the differences by playing to their modest strengths. They constantly exercise those ball-throwing? or doll-cuddling? circuits, rarely straying from their comfort zones.
But this, says Eliot, is just what they need to do. And she offers parents and teachers concrete ways to help. Presenting the latest science from birth to puberty, she zeroes in on the precise differences between boys and girls, erasing harmful stereotypes. Boys are not, in fact, better at math? but at certain kinds of spatial reasoning. Girls are not naturally more empathetic, they?re allowed to express their feelings. By appreciatinghow sex differences emergerather than assuming them to be fixed biological factswe can help all children reach their fullest potential, close the troubling gaps between boys and girls, and ultimately end the gender wars that currently divide us.

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Publisher Mariner Books
Mfg Part# 9780547394596
SKU 214414655
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0547394594
Release Date 9/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0420
Publisher Mariner Books
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