Gender Comparisons-Part 2 CONT'D (Oct 16)

Gender Comparisons-Part 2 CONT'D (Oct 16) - 10/17/2009...

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10/17/2009 1 Reminder: Quiz 3 Have until Saturday at 6pm to complete Slightly behind on lectures (1/2 day) Will adjust later in the semester Skills and Difficulties in Determining Differences Does biology explain sex differences? Secret of the Sexes-Part 1 Verbal Ability Who has better language skills? Girls Differences begin in infancy and continue throughout life Talk earlier Have a bigger vocabulary Have fewer reading problems Have better reading comprehension Where do gender differences in language come from? Parents talk to daughters more (even as infants) Parental belief in gender differences Biology Hormones Boys exposed to estrogen better verbal skills, poorer spatial skills Girls exposed to androgen---poorer verbal skills, better spatial skills Maturation rate Girls who develop later poorer verbal and better spatial Boys who develop early have better verbal skills and poorer spatial skills Visual-Spatial Ability Visualizing objects or shapes and mentally rotating or
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