TB7 SPA Lecture 4; Sex differences in math/spatial ability

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  • TB7 Lecture 4; Sex differences and math/spatial ability
    • Biological explanations
      • Main assumption; a predisposition to greater ability?
      • Brain size
        • Brain functioning
          • White/grey matter distribution
      • Hormones
        • Testosterone levels
      • Evolutionary
      • However, ignores the influence of social factors (tribe study)
    • Environmental explanations
      • Main assumption; effect of environment on greater ability?
      • Stereotypes
        • Influence
          • Parental/carer Influence
          • Education
        • Stereotype threat
          • Education
      • Experience
        • Gaming studies
      • Inequality and access
    • Evaluation
      • Research methodology
        • Quantifying group differences
        • Effect sizes/meta-analyses
        • Components of tapped abilities
          • The way in which intelligence is measured
      • Explanations
        • Reductionism
        • The psycho-biological approach
          • Cause and effect?
          • Holistic approach

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