Dual-task results and the lateralization of spatial orientation: Artifact of test selection?
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Gen. Psychol.
SEX-RELATED DIFFERENCES; MENTAL ROTATION; ABILITIES; PERFORMANCE; HANDEDNESS; GENDER; WORKLOAD; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
An investigation was conducted to identify the degree to which results regarding the lateralization of spatial orientation among men and women are artifacts of test selection. A dual-task design was used to study possible lateralization differences, providing baseline and dual-task measures of spatial-orientation performance, right-and left-hand tapping, and vocalization of "cat, dog, horse." The Guilford-Zimmerman Test (Guilford & Zimmerman, 1953), the Eliot-Price Test (Eliot & Price, 1976), and the Stumpf-Fay Cube Perspectives Test (Stumpf & Fay, 1983) were the three spatial orientation tests used to investigate possible artifacts of test selection. Twenty-eight right-handed male and 39 right-handed female undergraduates completed random baseline and dual-task sessions. Analyses indicated no significant sex-related differences in spatial-orientation ability for all three tests. Furthermore, there was no evidence of differential lateralization of spatial orientation between the sexes.
Journal of General Psychology
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