Sex differences in cognitive abilities

by Diane F. Halpern

Publisher: Psychology Press in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 456 Downloads: 914
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Subjects:

  • Cognition,
  • Sex differences (Psychology),
  • Sex role

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-428) and indexes.

StatementDiane F. Halpern
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF311 .H295 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 456 p. :
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25215358M
ISBN 109781848729407, 9781848729414, 9780203816530
LC Control Number2012359314

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Halpern engages readers in the big societal questions that are inherent in the controversial topic of whether, when, and how much males and females differ psychologically. In the third edition of her popular text, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities, Diane Halpern tackles fundamental questions about the meaning of sex differences in cognition and why people are so afraid of the differences.

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Halpern engages readers in the big societal questions that are inherent in the controversial topic of whether, when, and how much males and females differ psychologically/5(4). The Notion of Cognitive Abilities 18 Values and Science 24 Political and Social Ramifi cations 29 Setting the Context: Some Statistics About Sex Differences 29 The Bugaboo of Biological Explanations 32 Terminology 35 Selective Nature of All Reviews 39 About This Book 40 2 Searching for Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities 41 Why We Need File Size: 2MB.

Gender Differences in Cognitive Abilities Among several studies which have been conducted, it has been evident that girls perform better in verbal memory verbal skill and school performance while males had advantage at quantitative and spatial activities.

Contents: Prefaces. Introduction and Overview. Searching for Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities. Empirical Evidence for Cognitive Sex Differences.

Biological Hypotheses Part I: Genes and Hormones. Biological Hypotheses Part II: Brains. Book Description. The fourth edition of Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities critically examines the breadth of research on this complex and controversial topic, with the principal aim of helping the reader to understand where sex differences are found – and where they are not.

Since the publication of the third edition, there have been many exciting and illuminating developments. Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities, Fourth Edition, can be used as a textbook or reference in a range of courses and will inspire the next generation of researchers.

Halpern engages readers in the big societal questions that are inherent in the controversial topic of whether, when, and how much males and females differ psychologically. Introduction and overview --Searching for sex differences in cognitive abilities --Empirical evidence for cognitive sex differences --Biological hypotheses part I: genes and hormones --Biological hypotheses part II: Brains and brain-behavior interactions --Psychosocial hypotheses part I: sex role stereotypes through the life span --Psychosocial.

The book explores sex differences from many angles and in many settings, including the effect of different abilities and levels of education on sex differences, pre-existing beliefs or stereotypes, culture, and hormones.

Sex differences in the brain are explored along with the stern caveat to "mind the gap" between brain structures and behaviors. The book explores sex differences from many angles and in many settings, including the effect of different abilities and levels of education on sex differences, pre-existing beliefs or stereotypes, culture, and hormones.

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Halpern. Sex differences in psychology are differences in the mental functions and behaviors of the sexes, and are due to a complex interplay of biological, developmental, and cultural ences have been found in a variety of fields such as mental health, cognitive abilities, personality, emotion, sexuality, and tendency towards variation may be innate or learned.

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Sex differences in cognitive ability are most pronounced among cultures with more sex stratification. Genetics have a strong influence on IQ.

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Behavior differences. Injust a few years before Shah launched his sex-differences research, Diane Halpern, PhD, past president of the American Psychological Association, began writing the first edition of her acclaimed academic text, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities.

She found that the animal- research literature had been steadily accreting reports of sex-associated. This book examines the science and politics of cognitive sex differences, reflecting theories and research in the area over the past several years. Eight chapters discuss: (1) "Introduction and Overview" (e.g., theoretical approaches, values and science, and terminology); (2) "Searching for Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities" (e.g., the need for research, understanding research Cited by: The topic of sex differences in cognitive abilities remains an active but controversial research question because of its educational, social and public policy implications (Eagly and Mitchell,Halpern, ).While most reviews find that males and females do not differ in general intelligence (Halpern et al., a, Jensen, ; cf.

Nyborg, ) sex differences are Cited by: Endorsements. Written by a respected scientist, this book provides an extremely readable and engaging discussion of contemporary research on the nature and significance of sex differences in cognitive abilities, and the ways in which biological factors contribute to the differences between and within sexes.

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Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (ISBN ) is a book by Diane Halpern published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates inand now in its fourth edition.

At the time [I started writing this book], it seemed clear to me that any between-sex differences in thinking abilities were due to socialization practices, artifacts, and. Download Citation | Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities | Review of book: Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (3rd Edition).

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ. Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities By Diane F. Halpern. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, pp. Cloth, $ Our discipline of psychology needs a current, comprehensive review of the literature on sex differences in cognitive abilities.

Maccoby andJacklin () provided the first thorough review of the literature in their classic volume. In her fourth edition of Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities, Diane Halpern continues her strategy of summarizing the research evidence concerning sex and gender differences in cognitive topic was controversial more than 25 years ago, when the first edition of this book appeared.

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