Current Psychological Reviews

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 257–260 | Cite as

Sex differences in verbal fluency: A short note

  • Gabriele Heister


Adult male and female subjects performed two fluency tasks from the ‘Kit of Reference Tests for Cognitive Factors’. Although both word fluency and ideational fluency are said to show female superiority, a significant difference in favour of females could be found only in the task which primarily requires lexical access and not in the task requiring mental access to colour and form of objects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Heister
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachgruppe Psychologie/SFB 99Universität KonstanzKonstanzFR Germany

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