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Gender related cognitive abilities

Journal articles (professional) suggestions REQUIRED that include gender related cognitive issues. Report on an understanding of the gender related cognitive abilities. Look for flaws and strengths in specific examples and applications.

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1. Journal articles (professional) suggestion that include gender related cognitive issues. Report on an understanding of the gender related cognitive abilities. Look for flaws and strengths in specific examples and applications.

Is there truly a difference between males and females in matters of the brain and its cognitive abilities? Some believe that females are more talented when it comes to language skills than their male counterparts. Likewise, males are thought by some to have better visual-spatial skills. This is supported by research studies, as seen below, although the flaws are also discussed below as well. For one thing, it is important to note that studies that have found a gap between men and women's abilities have also found much more overlap. For example, some males can grasp the skills of language just as well as a female. Similarly, many women excel in spatial skills (http://www.estronaut.com/a/gender_cognition.htm).

Some studies reporting gender differences in cognitive ability and intelligence:

? For example, when the Stanford-Binet test was revised in the 1940s, preliminary tests yielded a slightly higher average IQ for women, a discrepancy attributed to a greater than usual emphasis on verbal ability. The test was subsequently adjusted to give identical averages for men and women. (http://histsoc.stanford.edu/pdfST/ST10no3_4.pdf)

? A 2005 study by Ian Deary, Paul Irwing, Geoff Der, and Timothy Bates, focusing on the ASVAB scores of 1292 ...

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Through research and examples, this solution explores gender related cognitive abilities, as well as evaluates flaws in research and examples. References are provided.

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