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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

8

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 54-59

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2001

Abstract

The childrens board game Mouse Trap served as a task in this experiment that was designed to study an interactive effect of gender and type of instructions used. Gender dyads operated in male-female, male-male, or female-female pairs and all dyads used either visual or verbal instructions. Male dyads were expected to have the game assembled in the least amount of time based on research that indicates that males are better problem solvers. The visual instructions were expected to produce faster completion of assembly for both genders, which is reminiscent of a picture being worth a thousand words. It was observed that the male-male dyads did have the fastest mean completion times, with both types of instructions. The visual instructions also produced shorter mean completion times for all dyad types.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

6 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001

Rights

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Psychology Commons

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