Sex-Related Differences in Spatial Ability: A Developmental Psychological View

  • Lauren Julius Harris
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO, volume 2)


Early in this century, an Australian psychologist by the name of Stanley D. Porteus designed what he hoped would be a new test of intelligence: printed labyrinths, or mazes, that were age-graded, being simple for young children and becoming progressively more complex for older children. The task was to trace through the correct path with a pencil. The score depended on speed and the number of entrances into a cul-de-sac, or dead end.


Spatial Ability Spatial Task Spatial Skill Spatial Test Cerebral Organization 
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  • Lauren Julius Harris
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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