Exploring the Science Behind Sex and Gender Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Exploring the Science Behind Sex and Gender Differences in Cognitive Abilities Sex Roles (2012) 67:247–250 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0134-6 BOOK REVIEW Exploring the Science Behind Sex and Gender Differences in Cognitive Abilities Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities, Fourth Edition. By Diane F. Halpern, New York, Psychology Press, 2012. 456 pp. $62.50 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1848729414 $120.00 (hardback). ISBN: 978-1848729407 David Reilly Published online: 3 March 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 It has been over four decades since Maccoby and Jacklin the reader through the history of scientific research into (1974) published their landmark text, The Psychology of Sex gender differences and its social implications. This provides Differences, which was the first to review in a systematic a way to introduce and discuss issues of scientific bias, way differences between males and females in thought and values and objectivity within research, as well as basic behavior. terminology such as the difference between the terms sex Considerable progress has been made since their narra- and gender. Many scholars prefer the use of gender to tive review both in the body of knowledge of psychology denote a sociocultural mechanism for cognitive differences and the statistical techniques we use to assess experimental (Muehlenhard and Peterson 2011), yet Halpern notes much findings, such as meta-analysis. The very http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Exploring the Science Behind Sex and Gender Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Sex Roles , Volume 67 (4) – Mar 3, 2012

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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Psychology; Medicine/Public Health, general; Sociology, general; Gender Studies
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-012-0134-6
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