Sex differences in reasoning abilities: Surprising evidence that male–female ratios in the tails of the quantitative reasoning distribution have increased

@article{Lakin2013SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in reasoning abilities: Surprising evidence that male–female ratios in the tails of the quantitative reasoning distribution have increased},
  author={Joni M. Lakin},
  journal={Intelligence},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={263-274}
}
  • J. Lakin
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Psychology
  • Intelligence
Abstract Sex differences in cognitive abilities, particularly at the extremes of ability distributions, have important implications for the participation of men and women in highly valued and technical career fields. Although negligible mean differences have been found in many domains, differences in variability and high ratios of males to females in the tails of the ability distribution have been found in a number of studies and across domains. A few studies have also observed trends over time… Expand

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