Flashcards in ch 7 Deck (23):
mental skills such as paying attention, reasoning, remembering, solving problems, speaking, and interpreting speech
general mental ability
distinction of physical matter and consciousness
measured the size of lumps on surface of the skull
IQ increases globally about three points per decade
identifies clusters of related scores
how does health factor into IQ
accounts for mens advantages as far as IQ, but odes not account for advantages for females cognitive tests
men and boys have better performance in what skill?
ability ot rotate an object in one's mind
what sex is better at mental rotation?
why are researches so interested in metal rotation?
its needed for male dominated careers--like architecture and engineering
spatial perception and visualization
perceive, understand, and remember spatial relations between objects
what sex is better at spatial perception and visualization
boys a little, and grows into a stronger difference as peeps get older
grater male variability hypothesis
sex differences will be more pronounced in the high and lo tails of distribution--males are disproportionately represented at both ends of the cognitive ability distribution
are boys or girls more likely to be diagnosed with developmental disorders?
when reminded of the negative stereotype of a certain group, you get anxiety because you believe the stereotypes may be true
hwo does stereotype threat fuck u up
disrupts working memory capacity
who is less likely ot take a guess on a test questions
women get better grades in college but....
get lower SAT scores
need ot meet goals and accomplish tasks
how does this impact girls in math
girls feel less motivated to persist in math, and are more likely to accept failure in math than boys
how do men and women react differently to feedback?
-men think of it as a competition, so they accept compliments and deny negative remarks
-women see it as a evaluation, so they listen to both to improve their performance