TB7 SPA Lecture 4; Sex differences in M/S ability

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1. Which of these is correct?

  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.2 is small and 0.8 is large
  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.8 is small and 0.2 is large
  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.2 is small, 0.5 is medium and 0.8 is large
  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.2 is large, 0.5 is medium and 0.8 is small
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2. What was the main finding of Choi & Silverman (1996)?

  • Testosterone was posi related to using distance and cardinal directions when giving directions as opposed to landmarks
  • Among men, landmarks were used when giving directions as opposed to distances and cardinal directions
  • Women were more likely to use distances and cardinal measurements to describe directions than men

3. What did research by Olsen et al (2013) suggest about strategies in intelligence?

  • Males performed better on mental rotation tasks using global strategies whilst females use 'step-like' strategies
  • Females performed better on mental rotation tasks using global strategies whilst males use 'step-like' strategies

4. What is the evolutionary theory posited by Jones et al (2003)?

  • Males with lower math ability more likely to win wars, get supplies, maintain relationships, leading to greater reproductive success
  • Males with lower spatial ability more likely to win wars, get supplies, maintain relationships, leading to greater reproductive success
  • Males with greater spatial ability more likely to win wars, get supplies, maintain relationships, leading to greater reproductive success
  • Males with greater math ability more likely to win wars, get supplies, maintain relationships, leading to greater reproductive success

5. What did a study of polycystic ovary syndrome participants show? (Carry et al 2013)

  • Have elevated oestrogen levels. PCOS scored signif lower on 3d mental rotation compared to controls
  • Have elevated testosterone levels. PCOS scored signif higher on 3d mental rotation compared to controls
  • Have elevated oestrogen levels. PCOS scored signif higher on 3d mental rotation compared to controls
  • Have elevated testosterone levels. PCOS scored signif lower on 3d mental rotation compared to controls

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