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Markowitz, Judith A.; Franz, Susan K. – 1983
Word concepts have long been recognized as an integral part of intelligence, and word definition tasks are frequently used to measure them. Entire subtests requiring definitions, usually called vocabulary tests, are common; because of their apparent stability and comparability with overall intelligence, these subtests have been given a preeminent…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Safir, Marilyn P. – Sex Roles, 1986
Contrasts results of studies examining sex differences in intellectual functioning in the U.S. and Israel, in cities and on Kibbutzes. Findings indicate cross-cultural and intracultural influences challenge validity of theories that suggest a biological basis for sex differences in intellectual abilities. (SA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education