A Scientist Advocates for Better Science

A Scientist Advocates for Better Science Sex Roles (2011) 65:140–142 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9917-9 BOOK REVIEW Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences. By Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 2010. 394 pp. $35.00 (hardback) ISBN:978-0-674-05730-2 Suzanne Kessler Published online: 24 December 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Introduction article (Phoenix et al. 1959), it’s fitting, I think, that 50 years later another Young challenges that story. After presenting An influential scientist doing brain organization research told several chapters summarizing what the theory is, she devotes Rebecca Jordan-Young, the author of Brainstorm: The Flaws a number of chapters to the kinds of studies that have in the Science of Sex Differences,that “Most people... don’t purported to test it. She meticulously examines the particular have any problem understanding that male sexuality is domains (sexual response, sexual orientation, and sex-typed different from female sexuality. It’s a no-brainer” (p. 109). interests) in which initial evidence suggested that human This blatant statement of what scientists take for granted is brains are organized by early hormone exposure. She only one of the many intriguing quotations from the 21 convincingly and repeatedly demonstrates the methodological interviews that Jordan-Young carried out. She asks: How problems in this body of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

A Scientist Advocates for Better Science

Sex Roles , Volume 65 (2) – Dec 24, 2010

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