Could Playing 'Boys' Games Help Girls in Science and Math?
[Source: Science Daily]
A new review finds that many men still have better spatial ability than women ̶ this may be explained by individual differences in gender-role identification.
The observation that males appear to be superior to females in some fields of academic study has prompted a wealth of research hoping to shed light on whether this is attributable to nature or nurture. Although there is no difference in general intelligence between the sexes, studies over the past 35 years have consistently found that overall men do much better in tests of spatial ability than women. This difference may have something to do with why there are still fewer women in tertiary education studying science, technology, engineering and math — all subjects where it helps to have good spatial ability.
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