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Brain Gender

Melissa Hines

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188363
eISBN:
9780199865246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

How important are biological factors, such as hormones, in shaping our sexual destinies? This book brings social developmental, biological, and clinical psychological perspectives to bear on the ... More


Spatial Dialogue between Partners with Mismatched Abilities

Michael F. Schober

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Speakers describing locations in dialogue can speak from their own point of view, from their partner's, or from another perspective which avoids the choice. As a new study shows, speakers' mental ... More


Endocrine Contributions to Sex Differences in Visuospatial Perception and Cognition

Elizabeth Hampson

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Sex differences in several areas of perception and cognition suggests that these processes could be among the functions modulated by sex and sex-related metabolic differences. This chapter ... More


The Meanings of Difference: Cognition in Social and Cultural Context

Mary Crawford and Roger Chaffin

in Gender Differences in Human Cognition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195112917
eISBN:
9780199846900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112917.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the consequences of a sex-difference approach, then focuses to a new perspective that conceives of gender as a social system that organizes relations of status and power. The ... More


Do Sex-Related Cognitive Differences Exist, and Why do People Seek them Out?

Paula J. Caplan and Jeremy B. Caplan

in Gender Differences in Human Cognition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195112917
eISBN:
9780199846900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112917.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the serious concerns about the motives behind the whole project of seeking to find gender differences in cognition. The various scenarios of what can happen in the relatively ... More


Gender Differences in Cognition: Results from Meta-Analyses

Janet Shibley Hyde and Nita M. McKinley

in Gender Differences in Human Cognition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195112917
eISBN:
9780199846900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112917.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter introduces the statistical technique of meta-analysis, which provides a quantitative method for assessing what many different research studies, taken together say about the existence and ... More


Math Wars

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett

in The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151634
eISBN:
9780231525305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151634.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on the idea that women's “innate” aptitude for science and engineering are inferior to men's—an idea that originated from Harvard professor Lawrence Summers. The debate ... More


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