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ERIC Number: EJ1044017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0046-1520
Working Memory and Strategy Use Contribute to Gender Differences in Spatial Ability
Wang, Lu; Carr, Martha
Educational Psychologist, v49 n4 p261-282 2014
In this review, a new model that is grounded in information-processing theory is proposed to account for gender differences in spatial ability. The proposed model assumes that the relative strength of working memory, as expressed by the ratio of visuospatial working memory to verbal working memory, influences the type of strategies used on spatial ability tasks. Strategy use, in turn, influences performance on spatial ability tasks. Gender differences in spatial ability can be explained by gender differences in strategy use as a function of the relative strength of visuospatial working memory to verbal working memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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