Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity . . . and the rigid problem of sex

Cordelia Fine, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Anelis Kaiser*, Gina Rippon

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Why is popular understanding of female-male differences still based on rigid models of development, even though contemporary developmental sciences emphasize plasticity? Is it because the science of sex differences still works from the same rigid models?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-551
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Trends in cognitive sciences. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fine, C, Jordan-Young, R, Kaiser, A & Rippon, G, 'Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity…and the rigid problem of sex' Trends in cognitive sciences, vol. 17, no. 11 (2013) DOI


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