Accession Number : AD0711028

Title :   REDUCTION OF SEX DIFFERENCES IN PROBLEM SOLVING BY IMPROVEMENT OF ATTITUDE THROUGH GROUP DISCUSSION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Carey,Gloria L.

Report Date : 10 MAR 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   (*PROBLEM SOLVING, *SEX), GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE