Psychology of Gender Differences


Sarah McGeown (Editor)
Psychology Department, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY016000

Gender differences are of interest in a wide range of disciplines. This diversity is reflected within this book, which provides a contemporary account of sex differences in areas such as social skills, play behaviour, creativity, motivation, temperament, classroom behaviour, self-esteem, trust, physical and mental health, visuo-spatial skills, spatial learning and imagery. The scientific research includes studies with infants, children, adolescents and adults, with contributions from researchers worldwide. Collectively, the chapters provide an up-to-date account and new insight into differences between males and females throughout development. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp.vii-ix

Chapter 1. Gender Differences in Children’s Social competence Development from Eighteen Months to Seven-Years-Old using the Interaction Rating Scale (IRS)
(T. Anme, R. Shinohara, Y. Sugisawa, T. Watanabe, L. Tong, E. Tanaka, E. Tomisaki, H. Mochizuki, K. Tokutake and Japan Children’s Study Group; Affiliation: Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan)pp.1-8

Chapter 2. Girl’s and Boy’s Play Form Preferences and Gender Segregation in Early Childhood
(Eric W. Lindsey, Penn State Berks, USA)pp.9-24

Chapter 3. Gender Differences in Achievement Motivation: Grade and Cultural Considerations
(Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven and Guvinder Kaur,
University of Western Sydney, Australia)pp.25-46

Chapter 4. Exploring Sex Differences in Primary School Children’s Preference for Group Work
(Paula Ferrie, Sarah Lamswood and Sarah P. McGeown, University of Hull, UK)pp.47-58

Chapter 5. Gender Differences in Children’s Creativity and Play Bbehaviour
(Dieneke Van de Sompel, Iris Vermeir and Mario Pandelaere, University College Ghent and Ghent University, Belgium)pp.59-76

Chapter 6. Same Temperament, Different Appreciation: Temperament’s Influence on School Achievement Depends on Student’s and Teacher’s Gender and Teacher’s Age
(Sari Mullola, Markus Jokela, Mirka Hintsanen, Saija Alatupa, Niklas Ravaja and Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen, University of Helsinki and Aalto University, Finland)pp.77-106

Chapter 7. Sex, Gender Identity, and Adolescent’s Academic Motivation and Classroom Behaviour
(Myfanwy Bugler, Helen St. Clair-Thompson and Sarah P. McGeown
University of Hull, UK)pp.107-130

Chapter 8. A Review of Gender Differences in Self-Esteem
(Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Erin M. Myers, Oakland University, Michigan and Western Carolina University, North Carolina, USA)pp.131-144

Chapter 9. Gender Differences in Psychological Capital
(N.G.O. Hang Yue and J.I. Ming Shuang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)pp.145-160

Chapter 10. Working Memory Load Elicits Gender Differences in Mental Imagery
(R. Nori, L. Piccardi, L. Palermo, C. Guariglia and F. Giusberti
(Università degli Studi di Bologna, Università degli Studi de L’Aquila, I.R.C.C.S., Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma & Università Sapienza degli Studi di Roma)pp.161-174

Chapter 11. Item Type, Timing Conditions, and Gender Differences on the Mental Rotations Test
(Daniel Voyer and Randi A. Doyle, University of New Brunswick, Canada)pp.175-204

Chapter 12. Trust and Trustworthiness – A Survey of Gender Differences
(Holger A. Rau, Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Germany)pp.205-224

Chapter 13. Does Household Gender-Structure Affect Physical Health?
(Ari K. Mwachofi and Robert Broyles, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA)pp.225-244

Chapter 14. The Covariates of Mental Health with Special Reference to Household Gender-Structure
(Ari K. Mwachofi and Robert Broyles, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA)pp.245-266

Chapter 15. Qualitative Sex Differences in Spatial Learning
(V. D. Chamizo, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)pp.267-282

Index pp.283-295

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