Biology, Society, and Behavior: The Development of Sex Differences in Cognition

Synopsis

Applying current theory and research, this book links the development of sex differences in cognition to biological foundations, multiple social processes, and contextual factors. Areas covered include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, social roles, and cultural contextualism and the issues of the onset, causes, developmental trajectories, and patterns in children's and adolescents' thinking, problem-solving, academic performance, and social conditions that are related to behaviors in each of these areas.

An edited volume with chapters by leading scholars, this book is meant for use by graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of developmental cognitive and psychology, learning and socialization, biology, and education. Cognitive domains addressed include language and verbal abilities, mathematical and quantitative abilities, spatial abilities, and social cognition.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Irving E. Sigel
  • Diane F. Halpern
  • Simay Lkier
  • David C. Geary
  • Roslyn Holly Fitch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002