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

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1. Which of these is correct?

  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.8 is small and 0.2 is large
  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.2 is large, 0.5 is medium and 0.8 is small
  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.2 is small, 0.5 is medium and 0.8 is large
  • With cohens effect sizes, 0.2 is small and 0.8 is large
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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 hormone has been found to be related to higher performance in spatial ability tasks?

  • Testosterone
  • Oestrogen

4. What is stereotype threat?

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

5. What is greater male variability? (GVM)

  • There is a greater variability in intellectual abilities of females compared to males (Ellis, 1894), not universal but is present in other countries (due to socioculture)
  • There is a greater variability in intellectual abilities of males compared to females (Ellis, 1894), not universal but is present in other countries (due to socioculture)
  • There is a greater variability in intellectual abilities of males compared to females (Ellis, 1894), not universal but is present in other countries (due to biology)
  • There is a greater variability in intellectual abilities of females compared to males (Ellis, 1894), not universal but is present in other countries (due to biology)

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