Gender and the Brain

Howes, Ryan
March 2011
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p67
An interview with Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist and author of the books "The Female Brain" and "The Male Brain" is presented. Brizendine states that male and female brains are not built by genes alone but with different hormones as well which have different behaviors. She shares her views in the political implications on the aspect of gender difference. She says that her books offer psychotherapists a certain understanding about hormones and behavior.


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