This article reviews the developmental literature on cognitive gender differences and compares past and present trends in gender differences, by age, from the standardizations of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (1949–1981) and the California Achievement Tests (CAT; 1956–1985). Consistent with prior research, decreases in gender differences were found for adolescents. For children, gender differences were small or nonexistent in the Wechsler and CAT norms from 1949–1985. For adults, notable gender differences were often found on the subtests of the Wechsler scales, and have remained relatively constant over the past generation.
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I would like to thank Donald Ross Green for providing me with Clark's (1958) paper.
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Feingold, A. Cognitive gender differences: A developmental perspective. Sex Roles 29, 91–112 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00289998
- Gender Difference
- Social Psychology
- Achievement Test
- Developmental Perspective
- Present Trend