Gender Differences in Human Cognition

Gender Differences in Human Cognition


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Gender Differences in Human Cognition by John T. E. Richardson, Mary Crawford, Paula J. Caplan

For years, both psychologists and the general public have been fascinated with the notion that there are gender differences in cognitive abilities; even now, flashy cover stories exploiting this idea dominate major news magazines, while research focuses on differences in verbal, mathematical, spatial, and scientific abilities across gender. This new volume in the Counterpoints series not only summarizes and addresses the validity (or invalidity) of such research, but also questions its ideology and consequences. Why do we search so intently for these differences? And what are the social and cultural implications of this relentless emphasis? Do biological mechanisms, in fact, contribute to the male-female differences in cognition? These are just a few of the questions generated by this controversial topic as it is debated throughout the book.

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ISBN-13: 9780195112917
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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