The Essential Difference

This book by Simon Baron-Cohen (yes, he is the brother of Sasha Baron-Cohen!) talks about a lot of research that examines the differences between men and women. Simplistically, he characterizes men as (on average) better at systemizing, and women as better at empathy. Highly believable, and he quotes a lot of relevant research. Interesting...

1 comment:

jc said...

There's a great book by Paul Collins called "Not Even Wrong" about autism, including the history of autism. Among the best passages (and Collins is a great writer) are the conversations he has with Baron-Cohen about his research.

This sounds interesting; I'll look for it in the library.