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

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1. What is the main assumption behind the stereotype theory?

  • Girls less likely to choose 'masculine' STEM subjects and so are less likely to develop spatial/math ability
  • Girls more likely to choose 'masculine' STEM subjects and so are less likely to develop spatial/math ability
  • Education system reinforces sex appropriate behaviour and discourage sex inappropriate behaviour
  • Children observe others of the same sex and follow the status quo
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2. What was the main conclusion reached by Haier (2005)?

  • Intelligence in men may be related more to information transmission ability, e.g math ability
  • Intelligence in men may be related more to information processing ability, e.g spatial ability
  • Intelligence in men may be related more to information processing ability, e.g math ability
  • Intelligence in men may be related more to information transmission ability, e.g spatial ability

3. Which hormone has been found to be related to higher performance in spatial ability tasks?

  • Testosterone
  • Oestrogen

4. 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

5. At what age did Campbell show toy preference became gender biased?

  • 24 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 8 months

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