Against the Grain

Are Women and Men Psychologically Different?

You’ve probably heard this before — and may even believe it yourself: Men are ambitious, rational, and inherently non-monogamous. Women, on the other hand, are nurturing, intuitive, and faithful. Scientist Rosalind Barnett and media critic Caryl Rivers discuss the questionable scholarship behind such claims about mental and psychological gender differences. They also talk about neo-Darwinism and pop psychology.

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