Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

3 stars out of 5

Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences  This book is about the “biologically programmed” differences between boys and girls.

Pros: There is research to support some of the author’s claims in this book about some sex differences between men and women like how there really are physiological differences between a typical male’s brain and a typical women’s brain. The book also points out that generally speaking men and women hear voices slightly differently, as well.

Cons: This book, for the most part, excludes people who are not cisgender male or cisgender female. Meaning that this book isn’t really about gender differences and why it matters, it is about why the binary genders matter in society. Although there is some research to support a lot of the writer’s claims, there is also a lot of bias opinions in this book.

The writer also tends to switch between the terms “gender” and “sex” which may lead some readers to misunderstand the HUGE contrast between the two. If you would like to learn more about psychology and gender differences please pick up an actual psychology textbook.


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

3 stars out of 5

the power of habit.jpeg  This book is informative when it comes to why habits exist and how to change them.

Pro: It explains the habit loop which is very helpful for readers to understand.

Con: It goes through story after story to make its point.

Barron’s Ap Psychology, 7th edition

5 stars out of 5

ap psych book.jpeg   My psychology teacher told me that the Princeton review psychology book had many errors within it. So, I bought Barron’s instead. I was very satisfied with this book as it covered all the topics needed for the AP exam. It really helped me review for the exam and beyond. I recommend this book for review for the AP psychology test and/or review after you have taken the course.