Reduction of Sex Differences in Problem Solving by Improvement of Attitude Through Group Discussion

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Department of Psychology, Stanford University., 1955 - Sex (Psychology) - 43 pages
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The reported investigation started with the idea that some of the sex differences in problem solving could be accounted for by differences in non-intellectual factors. The question that needed to be asked is: How well do women like to solve problems. If problem solving is an activity preferred by men and disliked by women, there exists a good possibility that sex differences in performance are actually a reflection of sex differences in attitude. As a test of this hypothesis, an attempt was made to answer some specific questions: Can a scale be constructed which will measure attitude toward problem solving; Is there a sex difference on such a scale; Is problem-solving attitude related to problem-solving performance; Will an attempt to change attitude be followed by a change in performance; Will women respond more favorably than men to an attempt to improve their attitudes.

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