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Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

New ways of thinking about science and human difference.


Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert in biology and gender development and has achieved recognition for works that challenge entrenched scientific beliefs while engaging with the general public. Using a groundbreaking new approach to understanding gender differences, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is shifting old assumptions about how humans develop particular traits. Dynamic systems theory permits one to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. By applying a dynamic systems approach to the study of human development, Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s work exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate


About Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling
About Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Dr. Fausto-Sterling is currently focused on applying dynamic systems theory to the study of human development. Full bio.

BOOKS
BOOKS

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of biology, gender and sexuality. Read more.

ARTICLES
ARTICLES

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling has written or contributed many articles in her field. A list is provided for you here. Read more.

GENDER
GENDER

Is there evidence—biological, genetic, evolutionary or psychological—to support the persistent notion that differing brain anatomy or physiology causes behavioral differences between the sexes? Read more.

DYNAMIC SYSTEMS THEORY
DYNAMIC SYSTEMS THEORY

Why do boys play with trucks while girls favor dolls? Dynamic systems theory may hold the key for unpacking gender behavior differences in early childhood. Read more.

CONTRIBUTIONS
CONTRIBUTIONS

Dr. Fausto-Sterling explores the dynamic development of gender and sexuality and what it means for human behavior in her regular Psychology Today blog.


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