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

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1. What is stereotype threat?

  • Negative stereotypes about different social groups can affect ability
  • Positive stereotypes about different social groups can affect ability
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2. 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

3. Which sex performed best overall after the training in Fenn et al (2007) experiment 2?

  • F
  • F
  • F >M, experimental group
  • F>M, ontrol group

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

  • Testosterone
  • Oestrogen

5. What did a replicate study of Hyde et al (1990) find?

  • High school males performed better than females
  • High school females performed better than males

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