Sex, Lies and Stereotypes

Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Challenging Views of Women, Men and Relationships by Dr Gary Wood

Published by New Holland Publishers, March 2005.

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Sex, Lies and Stereotypes explores the shifting nature of gender role stereotypes and changing attitudes to sexuality, addressing the myths and the ‘black and white’ thinking that so many of us adopt in relation to male and female roles. It proposes a new way of perceiving life that could potentially revolutionize the way that we interact as humans. Dr Gary Wood asserts that ‘men are from earth and women are from earth; it’s high time we got over it.’ He suggests that pop psychology focuses too much on the differences between the sexes, and argues that our relationships could be transformed if we viewed individuals for their personalities rather than merely their anatomy, as aspects of femininity can spill over into males, and vice versa. This book challenges us to question our assumptions and accept that there are grey areas in most people’s gender identities.

Dr Gary Wood (Bsc[Hons], PgC, PhD, FHEA, CSci, CPsychol, AFBPsS) is a social psychologist, personal development (life) coach and broadcaster. He has taught psychology and learning skills in several UK universities and regularly appears on radio and television offering expert analysis and coaching tips. He has been an agony uncle for magazines and websites and is widely quoted in the press. Gary is a Chartered psychologist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society’s Special Group for Coaching Psychology. He runs his own coaching and training practice and research consultancy in Birmingham and Edinburgh. In his spare time he eats, sleeps, reads and occasionally sings. Sex, Lies and Stereotypes is his first book.