Sex differences in intrinsic aptitude for mathematics and science?: a critical review.

@article{Spelke2005SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in intrinsic aptitude for mathematics and science?: a critical review.},
  author={Elizabeth S. Spelke},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 9},
  pages={
          950-8
        }
}
  • E. Spelke
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
This article considers 3 claims that cognitive sex differences account for the differential representation of men and women in high-level careers in mathematics and science: (a) males are more focused on objects from the beginning of life and therefore are predisposed to better learning about mechanical systems; (b) males have a profile of spatial and numerical abilities producing greater aptitude for mathematics; and (c) males are more variable in their cognitive abilities and therefore… Expand
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