John M. Gottman: T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us



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From the information presented in this book for me Carole Hooven s T The Story of Testosterone is a muted well researched apologia for the titular molecule This work has arrived at a perfect time gently refuting much of the contemporarily popular blank slatism andor extreme social constructivism about sex differences eg Angela Saini Hooven is an inoffensive narrator of the science breaking down concepts and research findings from multiple disciplines all of which concern the potent influence of testosterone on sex differences These explained differences include morphology anatomy size and strength athletic performance sexual preferences and behavior aggression and play preferenceHooven spends most of the book reviewing what should be completely ncontroversial findings on the influence of testosterone on the sexual dimorphism observed in animals and humans Some of this effort includes extended explorations of case studies of individuals with disorders of sex development DSDs and gender affirming hormone therapy received by transgender individuals It makes for easy and engaging reading To many with backgrounds in the biological sciences most of what is discussed is familiar or How to Write Erotica unsurprising but the book is clearly targeted at lay readers who favor social and cultural explanations for sex differences I hope those readers come to this work with an open mind and are willing to modify their beliefs in the face of this clear evidence Hooven is also extremely careful with her claims Hooven does not attribute all sex differences to testosterone so any claims to the contrary are deliberate misreadings or pernicious aspersions She parsimoniously delineates what sex differences can be attribute to differences in testosterone levels between males and females and discusses the amount of confidence one should have in these purported causal relationships If anything the one criticism I have of Hooven s book is that she doesn t explore discuss in detail the full extent of known sex differences especially those related of psychological proclivities and competencies This work is of course controversial and isnder active study which is likely why it is either only hinted at or implied in T The Story of TestosteroneOverall I think this is a must read for a lot of cultural commentators and pundits as it will hopefully dissuade them from non empirical nscientific perspectives on the biology that nderlies sex differences I received this book for free ahead of print to review through NetGalley I ve been reading a great deal about the differences between males and females this year trying to make sense of the differences between the two genders Testosterone is obviously a major difference so I was eager to get my hands on T The Story of Testosterone the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us Any time you try to compare and contract the genders you ll hit controversies Biology defines who we are No gender is a social construct I ve read dozens of books with scientific facts to back their claims most are difficult to trudge through What I liked most about T The Story of Testosterone is that it spans a great deal of information without once feeling overly scientific It references other books several of which I ve read and has vital Soldiers Pregnancy Protocol uotes throughout the book The book covers experiments research brutal history recent scandals and so much There is something for every adult readerWhile this is a text I imagine would besed for research purposes such as my own I do think a content warning is necessary Some of the facts may be disturbing for some readers This was an ARC GoodReads GiveawayA well done fairly easy to read presentation of research in testosterone I appreciated how she examined it in animals as well as humans and that she covered many topics including different chromosomes and gender transitioning I was also impressed with how she did her best to examine the science without imposing judgment T The Hormone That Dominates and Divides Us by Carole Hooven is one of the most interesting and beautifully written science books I have ever readI cannot imagine that there is a book that does a better job of describing the far reaching effects of testosterone T on humans while being such a joy to read Not only does Carole Hooven display a thorough knowledge of her subject but she Behind the Throne (Morgan Crowe Trilogy, understands how to weave her own compelling stories and those of others into her narrative in a way that makes complex science accessible to the average reader Whethersing baking cookies as an analogy for gene expression or describing researchers who have implanted wires in a rat s skull as tongue firmly in cheek evil scientists Dr Hooven gives s stories and images that bring the science of T to life for the non scientist Beyond the detailed workings of T on male and female bodies and brains the. Identifying and manipulating what we now know as testosterone And the trends show no signs of slowing down the modern market for testosterone supplements is booming Thanks to this history and the methods of modern science today we have a rich body of research about testosterone’s effects in both men and womenThe science is clear testosterone is a major invisible player in our relationships sex lives athletic abilities childhood play gender transitions parenting roles violent crime and so much But there is still a lot of pushback to the idea that

Dialogue and writing about biology as it pertains to sex differences can easily devolve into either side sing the science to beat one over the head with Dr Hooven does the opposite of that In this fascinating and accessible book she goes through the evidence as it is currently Captivated by the Millionaire understood to show how testosterone plays an important role in the average differences we observe between men and women The research is presentedsing a writing style that makes it easy to follow and nderstandThroughout the book the views of criticsskeptics are presented then addressed fairly with acknowledgement being made where critics have valuable pointsThis would make a good addition to the library of anyone seeking to be a well informed layman or taking a Behavioural Endocrinology 101 class An enjoyable and educational read If you didn t read this book based on some of the backlash as well as discussions in the media about the book you d think the entire thing was about the trans debate While Carole Hooven does touch on these topics in a few different chapters the book is so much than that I m of a psychology person than a biology person and biological topics sually go way over my head but Hooven is clearly an incredible teacher She was able to explain everything from fetal development to puberty and so many other biological factors by making great analogies and talking in a way that the average person can My Mother, a Serial Killer understand As a parent I ve been curious about topics of how gender norms shape children versus biological factors as well as how testosterone plays a part in aggression This is an incredible book and thank goodness for people like Carole Hoo Originally posted on my blog Nonstop Reader T The Story of Testosterone is a non fiction layman accessible overview of the biochemical properties of testosterone written by Dr Carole Hooven Due out 13th July 2021 from Macmillan on their Henry Holt imprint it s 352 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats It s worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout I ve really become enad of ebooks with interactive formats latelyThis is a well written andncontroversial examination of the effects of testosterone on physiology and behavior It s aimed at the layperson and doesn t reuire than an average basic nderstanding of science andor biology The text throughout is well annotated and the links and chapter notes provide ample opportunity for evidence based and peer reviewed advanced reading later The author has a conversational style of writing and although it s well annotated with proper citations it s perfectly nderstandable and accessibleThis is admittedly a niche read but it would The Greek Tycoons Mistress undoubtedly make a good selection for library acuisition or science readersse I would also recommend it for lovers of natural history and biology as well as students of the human condition Four and a half stars Rounded p for the comprehensive annotations and clear and concise writing Disclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher for review purposes Hooven discusses the role of testosterone in distinguishing male and female behavior and specifically its effect on male behavior in this book The first few chapters are very informative and I learnt a lot about how hormones contribute to animal and human development and behavior and the history of endocrinology as a whole The last four chapters which I think dealt mainly with testosterone in humansrole of testosterone in human behavior felt a little drawn out than the first and I struggled to complete them I enjoyed learning all of the new information this book offered me especially the kind where further reading was readily available from a simple google search male sopranos eunuchs differences in sex development etc As an e book reader I would have benefited from in text citations There were a number of cases where I would have very much liked to refer to datasources without having to scroll through pages of the notes section on my kindleAlthough very informative I simply wasn t convinced of some of the points being asserted and in a few cases the citations that were presented at the end of the text were outdated While the author attributes several differences between men and women to testosterone she acknowledges that the behavioral effect of hormones specifically of testosterone in women is nderstudiedLastly I cringed several times reading this book So what is the right response to the male propensity for sexual assault and other problematic male behaviors Let s not forget that men themselves don t get off easy since hey are the primary victims of male violence Women are not the only victims here Unsettling otes such as these dragged on the reading of this book and detracted. Testosterone Misunderstood Mythologized ControversialA Harvard evolutionary biologist debunks the myths and cultural stereotypes surrounding testosterone and reveals its far reaching effects on gender and sexuality sports relationships and many aspects of our everyday livesThe biological source of virility and masculinity has inspired fascination investigation and controversy since antiuity From the eunuchs in the royal courts of ancient China to the booming market for “elixirs” of youth in nineteenth century Europe humans have been obsessed with.

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Book is also a powerful and passionate defense of scientific inuiry and its value in our lives Using her own journey toward becoming a scientist Dr Hooven describes how she came to see that while emotions may be vital and important in our lives we should not let resistance to what is emotionally ncomfortable keep s from acknowledging what good science reveals Throughout her book Hooven provides a master class in how to interpret scientific information At a time when too many experts are choosing to focus on only the evidence that supports their positionsand ignoring what does not Hooven takes great pains to show that her arguments are guided by a thorough review of the evidence If the evidence is limited or mixed she says so and explains why When the evidence for the role of T in human behavior is strong as in the case of controversial topics like male violence she describes exactly what strong evidence consists of multiple studies showing similarly large effects in different populations sing a wide variety of methodsHooven has chosen to enter what I Twos Company understand after reading her book is highly contentious territory I suspect she will be vigorously attacked by those who insist that the role of nature in influencing behavior is relatively minor compared to nurture Those attackers however would have to ignore how strongly Hooven makes the case for the tremendous power of humans to shape our destinies Ultimately there is not only nothing to fear here but as Hooven argues much to be optimistic about if we follow the science And Dr Hooven showss that following the science can make for a gripping and enjoyable read as well This is a very impressive study of the famous hormone and the many ways it is involved in human biology The scope of scientific and cultural knowledge contained here is truly impressive Particularly enlightening to me is the material on how sexual differentiation forms in the womb and the way the variations there lead to various intersex conditions and even puberty triggered transformations that can be His Convenient Highland Wedding unexpected The book has an exploration of Caster Semenya an Olympic athlete and intersex woman assigned female at birth with XY chromosomes and naturally elevated testosterone levels Similarly revealing is the material on transition including interviews and experiences of people including one that de transitioned Carole Hooven s T The Story of Testosterone is a muted well researched apologia for the titular molecule This work has arrived at a perfect time gently refuting much of the contemporarily popular blank slatism andor extreme social constructivism about sex differences eg Angela Saini Hooven is an inoffensive narrator of the science breaking down concepts and research findings from multiple disciplines all of which concern the potent influence of testosterone on sex differences These explained differences include morphology anatomy size and strength athletic performance sexual preferences and behavior aggression and play preferenceHooven spends most of the book reviewing what should be completelyncontroversial findings on the influence of testosterone on the sexual dimorphism observed in animals and humans Some of this effort includes extended explorations of case studies of individuals with disorders of sex development DSDs and gender affirming hormone therapy received by transgender individuals It makes for easy and engaging reading To many with backgrounds in the biological sciences most of what is discussed is familiar or Secret Hideout (Cooper, unsurprising but the book is clearly targeted at lay readers who favor social and cultural explanations for sex differences I hope those readers come to this work with an open mind and are willing to modify their beliefs in the face of this clear evidence Hooven is also extremely careful with her claims Hooven does not attribute all sex differences to testosterone so any claims to the contrary are deliberate misreadings or pernicious aspersions She parsimoniously delineates what sex differences can be attribute to differences in testosterone levels between males and females and discusses the amount of confidence one should have in these purported causal relationships If anything the one criticism I have of Hooven s book is that she doesn t explore discuss in detail the full extent of known sex differences especially those related of psychological proclivities and competencies This work is of course controversial and isnder active study which is likely why it is either only hinted at or implied in T The Story of TestosteroneOverall I think this is a must read for a lot of cultural commentators and pundits as it will hopefully dissuade them from non empirical False Family unscientific perspectives on the biology thatnderlies sex differences I received this book for free ahead of print to review through NetGalley. T does in fact cause sex differences and significantly influence behaviorCarole Hooven argues in T that acknowledging testosterone as a potent force in society doesn’t reinforce stifling gender norms or patriarchal values Testosterone and evolution work together to produce a huge variety of human behavior and that includes a multitude of ways to be masculine or feminine Understanding the science sheds light on how we work and relate to one another how we express anger and love and how we can fight bias and problematic behavior to build a fair socie.