TITLE

SEX DIFFERENCES IN NINTENDO Wiiâ„¢ PERFORMANCE AS EXPECTED FROM HUNTER-GATHERER SELECTION

AUTHOR(S)
Cherney, Isabelle D.; Puss, Jordan L.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Psychological Reports;Jun2008, Vol. 102 Issue 3, p745
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To test the hunter-gatherer theory of cognitive sex differences, men and women each played four video games on a Wiiâ„¢ console: two games simulating skills necessary for hunting (navigation and shooting) and two games simulating skills necessary for gathering (fine motor and visual search). Men outperformed women on the two hunting games, whereas there were no sex differences on the gathering skill games. The findings are discussed in terms of evolutionary psychology theory.
ACCESSION #
34070323

 

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