Biology, Society, and Behavior: The Development of Sex Differences in Cognition / Edition 1

Biology, Society, and Behavior: The Development of Sex Differences in Cognition / Edition 1

by Ann McGillicuddy-De Li
     
 

ISBN-10: 156750633X

ISBN-13: 9781567506334

Pub. Date: 10/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Applying current theory and research, this book links the development of sex differences in cognition to biological foundations, multiple social processes, and contextual factors. Areas covered include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, social roles, and cultural contextualism and the issues of the onset, causes, developmental trajectories, and patterns in

Overview

Applying current theory and research, this book links the development of sex differences in cognition to biological foundations, multiple social processes, and contextual factors. Areas covered include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, social roles, and cultural contextualism and the issues of the onset, causes, developmental trajectories, and patterns in children's and adolescents' thinking, problem-solving, academic performance, and social conditions that are related to behaviors in each of these areas.

An edited volume with chapters by leading scholars, this book is meant for use by graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of developmental cognitive and psychology, learning and socialization, biology, and education. Cognitive domains addressed include language and verbal abilities, mathematical and quantitative abilities, spatial abilities, and social cognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567506334
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Series:
Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Foreword by Irving E. Seigel

Causes, Correlates, and Caveats: Understanding the Development of Sex Differences in Cognition by Diane F. Halpern and Simay Ikier

Explanatory Constructs

Sexual Selection and Sex Differences in Social Cognition by David C. Geary

Hormones, Brain, and Behavior: Putative Biological Contributions to Cognitive Sex Differences by Roslyn Holly Fitch and Heather A. Bimonte

Sex Differences in Motivation, Self-Concept, Career Aspiration, and Career Choice: Implications for Cognitive Development by Allan Wigfield, Ann Battle, Lisa Keller, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles

Domains of Human Cognition

Gender Differences in Language Development by Jean Berko Gleason and Richard Ely

Sex Differences in Mathematical Abilities and Achievement by Richard De Lisi and Ann V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi

Maximization of Spatial Competence: More Important than Finding the Cause of Sex Differences by Nora S. Newcombe, Lisa Mathason, and Melissa Terlecki

Children's Gender Cognitions, the Social Environment, and Sex Differences in Cognitive Domains by Carol Lynn Martin and Lisa M. Dinella

Summary and Conclusions

Emergent Themes in the Development of Sex Differences in Cognition by Ann V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi and Richard De Lisi

Index

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