Factors responsible for gender differences in verbal and spatial ability

  1. Is there only one form, or are there many forms of intelligence? In stating your view consider the following points. 1) How has intelligence traditionally been defined and measured? 2) What evidence supports the theory of intelligence as a single quality? 3) What evidence indicates that there are multiple kinds of intelligence?
  2. What factors may be responsible for gender differences in verbal and spatial ability? In your discussion, please describe the nature of the differences and the factors that may be involved.
  3. Kohlberg theorized that people moved through his stages in a linear direction, and that it would be nearly impossible for individuals to move backward through stages. It would also be impossible for an individual to skip stages since each stage provides a new perspective which is more comprehensive than the last. What stage of moral reasoning do you think that you have reached? Why? Do you agree with Kohlberg’s assessment that it is nearly impossible to move backward through stages or do you feel that there are situations where you may apply a different level of reasoning?
  4. Explain the role temperament plays in personality. Describe the various types of temperament and indicate how they affect behavior. Discuss the nature of infant temperament. In your answer, define temperament; discuss the stability of temperament; the factors that contribute to temperament; and give a timeframe of when it is manifested in children.