Links the development of sex differences in cognition to biological foundations and multiple social processes and contextual factors. Applying current theory and research, this book links the development of sex differences in cognition to biological foundations and multiple social processes and contextual factors. Areas covered include evolutionary biology, neurosclence, social roles, and cultural contextualism to the issues of the onset, causes and developmental trajectories, and patterns in children's and adolescents' thinking, problem-solving, academic performance, and social conditions that are related to behaviors in each of these areas. An edited volume with chapters by leading scholars, the book is meant for use by graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive, leaming and socialization, biology, and education. Cognitive domains addressed include language and verbal abilities, mathematical and quantitative abilities, spatial abilities, and social cognition.
ANN McGILLICUDDY-DE LISI is the Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Psychology at Lafayette College. RICHARD DE LISI is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Rutgers University.