Friday, September 07, 2007

Males as a gamble, etc., at the APA   posted by Herrick @ 9/07/2007 08:25:00 PM

In this invited address to the American Psychological Association, Roy Baumeister has quite a lot of fun with his topic: "Is there anything good about men?" His major themes will be familiar to GNXP regulars--Larry Summers, the high male variance of IQ, genetic and cultural explanations, a rejection of the culture war and a call for science--but it's a tale well told. A typical quote:

[M]en really are better AND worse than women.

Great to see the APA having this kind of discussion.

(Hat tip: Bryan Caplan of Econlog.)