TITLE

Improvement of Mental Rotation in Girls and Boys

AUTHOR(S)
Sanz de Acedo Lizarraga, M. L.; Ganuza, J. M. Garcia
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Sex Roles;Sep2003, Vol. 49 Issue 5-6, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a study that examined the effect of an intervention program on the performance of a mental-rotation task and the transfer of learning to a visualization test. Analysis of gender differences in spatial abilities; Methodology; Results of the study.
ACCESSION #
10702023

 

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