Spatial Ability, Navigation Strategy and Geographic Knowledge Among Men and Women
J. Dabbs Jr., E. L. Chang, R. Strong, R. Milun 1998 Evolution and Human Behavior v19 p89-98
This study tested the differences in navigation strategy and geographic knowledge between men and women. Men proved to be better than women in mental rotation skill, but men and women were equal in object location memory. This data fit a causal model in which gender predicts world map knowledge and use of Euclidian directions. An age effect, independent of gender, supports a developmental view of spatial cognition.