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The processing of object identity information by women and men

posted on 2021-10-22, 01:23 authored by Michael Tlauka
This dataset contains 2 x .csv files (preservation copies), 1 x txt file (preservation copy, variable description) and 2 .sav (Original files in SPSS file format) files examining gender differences in spatial ability.

The study examined whether women excel at tasks which require processing the identity of objects information as has been suggested in the context of the well-known object location memory task. In a computer-simulated task, university students were shown simulated indoor and outdoor house scenes. After studying a scene the students were presented with two images. One was the original image and the other a modified version in which one object was either rotated by ninety degrees or substituted with a similar looking object. The participants were asked to indicate the original image.

The main finding was that no sex effect was obtained in this task. The female and male students did not differ on a verbal ability test, and their 2D:4D ratios were found to be comparable.


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