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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Cognition and Sex Differences

ISBN 9781403900173
Publication Date April 2008
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This text provides a fascinating approach to the widely studied area of individual differences and in particular sex differences. The book looks at perception, attention, memory, language and other cognitive domains, with each chapter outlining the processes involved before explaining the relationship between each sex and cognitive performance.

DR COLIN HAMILTON is Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, and Open University Course Tutor on the Biology, Brain and Behaviours course.

Preface
Rationale, Issues and Overview
Sex Differences in Sensory and Perceptual Processes
Attention and Memory
Imagery
Intelligence and Educational Achievement
Individual Differences Associated with Gender
Hormonal Influences
Individual Differences Associated with Lifespan Development
Evolution, Brain and Cognition
The Importance of Socio-Cultural Environment
An Interactionist Approach
Synthesis.

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