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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.
|1||Causes, Correlates, and Caveats: Understanding the Development of Sex Differences in Cognition||3|
|2||Sexual Selection and Sex Differences in Social Cognition||23|
|3||Hormones, Brain, and Behavior: Putative Biological Contributions to Cognitive Sex Differences||55|
|4||Sex Differences in Motivation, Self-Concept, Career Aspiration, and Career Choice: Implications for Cognitive Development||93|
|5||Gender Differences in Language Development||127|
|6||Sex Differences in Mathematical Abilities and Achievement||155|
|7||Maximization of Spatial Competence: More Important than Finding the Cause of Sex Differences||183|
|8||Children's Gender Cognitions, the Social Environment, and Sex Differences in Cognitive Domains||207|
|9||Emergent Themes in the Development of Sex Differences in Cognition||243|
|About the Contributors||281|