ERIC Number: ED449146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities. Third Edition.
Halpern, Diane F.
This book examines the science and politics of cognitive sex differences, reflecting theories and research in the area over the past several years. Eight chapters discuss: (1) "Introduction and Overview" (e.g., theoretical approaches, values and science, and terminology); (2) "Searching for Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities" (e.g., the need for research, understanding research results, and evaluating research claims); (3) "Empirical Evidence for Cognitive Sex Differences" (e.g., intelligence, memory, and similarities); (4) "Biological Hypotheses Part I: Genes and Hormones" (the notion of biological determination, behavioral genetics, and sex hormones); (5) "Biological Hypotheses Part II: Brains, Evolutionary Pressures, and Brain-Behavior Relationships" (e.g., introduction to the brain, the sexually dimorphic brain, and sexual orientation and the brain); (6) "Psychosocial Hypotheses Part I: Sex Role Stereotypes through the Lifespan" (e.g., gender as a social construction, how stereotypes direct and reflect reality, and sex-linked socialization practices through the lifespan); (7) "Psychosocial Hypotheses Part II: Theoretical Perspectives for Understanding the Role of Psychosocial Variables" (e.g., learning theories, social learning theory, and social ecology); and (8) "Using a Psychobiosocial Perspective To Understand Cognitive Sex Differences" (myopia USA, a psychobiosocial perspective, and into the future). (Contains approximately 900 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Ability, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Genetics, Higher Education, Intelligence, Memory, Psychomotor Skills, Research, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexuality, Verbal Ability, Visual Perception
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IES Cited: ED498581