Are there gender differences in cognitive reflection? Invariance and differences related to mathematics

  title={Are there gender differences in cognitive reflection? Invariance and differences related to mathematics},
  author={Caterina Primi and Maria Anna Donati and Francesca Chiesi and Kinga Morsanyi},
  journal={Thinking \& Reasoning},
  pages={258 - 279}
ABSTRACT Cognitive reflection is recognized as an important skill, which is necessary for making advantageous decisions. Even though gender differences in the Cognitive Reflection test (CRT) appear to be robust across multiple studies, little research has examined the source of the gender gap in performance. In Study 1, we tested the invariance of the scale across genders. In Study 2, we investigated the role of math anxiety, mathematical reasoning, and gender in CRT performance. The results… 

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