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Book Reviews Sex Roles, Vol. 39, Nos. 11/12, 1998 Gender Differences in Human Cogn ition . By P. J. Caplan , M. Crawford, J. S. Hyde, J. T. E. Richardson, New York: Oxford Unive rsity Press, 1997, 169 page s, Pb $19.95. As professionals we sometimes get an opportunity to engage in a task that has the potential either to be a drudge and a struggle or to be truly intel- lectually stimulating. Fortunate ly for this reviewer, Caplan, Crawford, Hyde, and Richardson s thoroughly researched and engagingly presented book fits the latter task description! For those who are interested in the study of gender issues, it has been a long wait for a book as provocative and enlighte ning as Maccoby and Jacklin s critical work, The Psychology of Sex Differences (1974). As a re- searcher who has referenced Maccoby and Jacklin over the years it is a welcome occasion to consider their important book in a historical and so- cial-political context, and to learn about the many studie s that have exam- “ ” ined the complex area of gender differences since that time. The preface and first chapter of G ender Differences in Human Cogni- tion, both written Sex Roles Springer Journals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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