Gender Differences in Human Cognition

Paperback | July 1, 1997

byJohn T. E. Richardson, Paula J. Caplan, Mary Crawford

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For years, both psychologists and the general public have been fascinated with the notion that there are gender differences in cognitive abilities; even now, flashy cover stories exploiting this idea dominate major news magazines, while research focuses on differences in verbal, mathematical,spatial, and scientific abilities across gender. This new volume in the Counterpoints series not only summarizes and addresses the validity (or invalidity) of such research, but also questions its ideology and consequences. Why do we search so intently for these differences? And what are the socialand cultural implications of this relentless emphasis? Do biological mechanisms, in fact, contribute to the male-female differences in cognition? These are just a few of the questions generated by this controversial topic as it is debated throughout the book.

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For years, both psychologists and the general public have been fascinated with the notion that there are gender differences in cognitive abilities; even now, flashy cover stories exploiting this idea dominate major news magazines, while research focuses on differences in verbal, mathematical,spatial, and scientific abilities across gen...

John T. E. Richardson is at Brunel University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.02 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195112917

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Table of Contents

1. John T.E. Richardson: Introduction to the Study of Gender Differences in Cognition2. Janet Shibley Hyde and Nita M. McKinley: Gender Differences in Cognition: Results from Meta-Analyses3. Paula J. Caplan and Jeremy B. Caplan: Do Sex-Related Cognitive Differences Exist, and Why do People Seek Them Out?4. Mary Crawford and Roger Chaffin: The Meanings of Differences: Cognition in Social and Cultural Context5. John T.E. Richardson: Conclusions from the Study of Gender Differences in Cognition

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"Results of some research suggest that gender differences have been growing smaller over recent decades. Here, five contributions discuss whether women and men differ in terms of their intellectual abilities; and, if there are differences, what are the origins--biology, childhood influences,cultural stereotypes? If there are no differences, why do people continue to assert that differences do exist? The essays discuss relevant research using the techniques of meta-analysis, pitfalls in the conception and execution of research on the topic, and the negative consequences of a focus ondifferences."--Reference and Research Book News