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

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Subject Index
Abilities and sex differences
physical abilities, 94
see also Cognitive differences by sex; Mathematical abilities
Aging
menopause and memory, 73
estrogen replacement therapy and Alzheimer's disease, 74–75, 78
sex differences in neurobiological consequences of, 68
Arcuate fasciculus, 136
Autism, and gender, 44
Biological differences as research defaultexplanation fallacy, 14–15, 248
Bowerbird, 27–29, 29f
Broca's area, 136
Brown-headed cowbird, 31
Callitrichid monkeys, 26
Career choice/occupational aspirations and sex differences
career aspirations, 106
career choices, 105–106
choices vs. differences, 208
effects on gender differences in cognition, 108
gender stereotyping of career roles, 107–108
Cloning, impact on male/female concepts, 4
Cognitive competencies
inherent specificity question, 33
and play, 38, 45
Cognitive difference by sex/research
cross-cultural research, 11
cyclicity and the female brain, 69
descriptions, 252–254
and coordination of findings, 254–255
and explanatory models, 255–258
effects of sex differences in career aspirations, 108
effects of sex differences in self-concept/self-esteem, 104
empirically driven, 23, 31
evaluative issues
nomological net, 8, 12–15
research design questions, 8–12
from hormonally moderated epigenetic process theory, 39, 45
mathematical abilities, 94
mathematical models of group difference/variance, 77–78
within group variance vs. between group variance, 94, 243–244
processes masked by overall performance, 77
psychobiosocial framework, 15–17, 247, 252
social issues
biases in prior research, 6–7
and censorship, 8
controversy, 3–4
media attention, 10

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