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Lecture 6

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 3300
Professor
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Semester
Winter

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thJanuary 20 2014Cognitive Ability and GenderThe term cognition refers to the way we think about or process informationExample of such cognitive processes include memory attention perception problem solving mental imagry and languageCognitive ability is generally defined by our performance on cognitive tasksDo Differences ExistResearch has identified differnces between the sexes in some areasoMen tend to excel on spatial tasksoWomen excel on verbal fluencyBut metaanalysis have shown that no differences in cognitive ability or where differences do lie a small size effectDepends where you lookThe Sexes More Similar Than differentMen and women have more in common than notoSo why do the sexes seem so differentoConfirmatory hypothesis testingEven with significant mean differences distributions of
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