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Hormones, Sex, and Society: The Science of Physicology (Human Evolution, Behavior, and Intelligence) Hardcover – October 30, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0275946081 ISBN-10: 0275946088

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Product Details

  • Series: Human Evolution, Behavior, and Intelligence
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (October 30, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275946088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275946081
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,505,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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.,."well written, reads easily, and is very convincing....this is an important contribution to psychology and neuroscience."-Institute of Psychiatry

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A new synthesis of research and theory on the physico-chemical processes behind body, brain, behavior, and society.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover
First off, a very interesting & well written book, even if it was very depressing. This book completely supports my suspicions about sex hormone level & intelligence, & makes it clear that a trade-off situation exists between the two. Ever since i had begun to take notice of the huge differences in physical type between the men & boys who performed exceedingly well, myself included, & those who performed exceedingly badly in intellectual matters( i.e. school) i became conviced that the differences had at least some major correlation with their owners respective achievements. What i noticed was that the brilliant, high acheiving, towering I.Q. male students were almost always of non-virile appearance, many of them, like me, having exceptionally unmasculine facial features on small, narrow shoulders & pencil-thin necks, & commonly looking somewhat older & more mature than the low acheiving, much more virile looking students. These differences are not the result of a lack of body-building or physical interest on these student's part, but a reflection of meaningful biological differences. There exists a trade-off between high virility & intellect, meaning that most of the very brightest among us have low male hormone levels, resulting in their characteristically androgynous appearance. Now, Nyborg's book offers no proof, but has enough solid evidence to support this hypothesis, as well as my own personal observations. I am also one of these very high acheivers i mention, with the typical unmasculine phenotype i have described, no doubt the result of my very low serum androgen levels(290 ng/dl). I have always desired to look very rugged & highly virile, but now i doubt that it's biologically possible considering the trade-off hypothesis proposed here with it's sufficient support.Read more ›
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bee4 on November 25, 2008
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This book was not at all what I though it would about. I thought, I'd recive alot of insight into world of sociology, How people interact with each other etc. This book is all about the making of a new field. I was not to happy for the price. All in All it was interesting
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