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In Search of Human NatureThe Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought$
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Carl N. Degler

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195077070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.001.0001

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Biology and the Nature of Females

Biology and the Nature of Females

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(p.293) 12 Biology and the Nature of Females
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In Search of Human Nature
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Carl N. Degler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.003.0012

This chapter examines social scientists' study of the influence of biology and the nature of females in terms of differences in human behavior. One of those who took a look at how physiological differences between men and women might affect behavior was Alice Rossi in 1965. Rossi measured the impact that biological ideas have had upon social scientists and suggested that though women and men were different physiologically they were interchangeable socially.

Keywords:   human behavior, biology, sexual differences, men and women, physiological differences, Alice Rossi

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