The Hunter-Gatherer Theory of Sex Differences in Spatial Abilities: Data from 40 Countries

  title={The Hunter-Gatherer Theory of Sex Differences in Spatial Abilities: Data from 40 Countries},
  author={Irwin W. Silverman and Jean Choi and Michael Peters},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
This study used some of the data from the BBC Internet study to assess the universality of sex related spatial competencies, as these are described in the terms of Silverman and Eals’ (1992) hunter-gatherer theory of human spatial sex differences. As predicted, men scored significantly higher than women on a test of three-dimensional mental rotations in all seven ethnic groups and 40 countries used. Close to prediction, women scored significantly higher than men on a test of object location… 
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