Kate Cross – The Science of Sex Differences
Everywhere in the world, men are more likely to commit violent crime than women. They are also more likely to drive recklessly and suffer accidental injury. Some people would argue that this is man’s inherent “taste for risk”, but others say they’re only conforming to society’s expectations.
Where do the behavioural differences between men and women come from, and what do they mean for our lives? Do the answers lie in our evolutionary history? In our culture?
Dr Kate Cross doesn’t claim to have the answers to these questions. What she does have are stories about the years she has spent searching for them.
Kate is a lecturer in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews and has been studying sex differences in human behaviour since 2006. When not conducting her research or deflecting awkward questions from people who have mistaken her for a sex therapist, Kate is a regular fixture at Skeptics in the Pub, Bright Club and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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