Cognitive Abilities in Mathematics among Adolescents: The Gender dimension provides an integrated approach for the understanding of gender differences among adolescents on cognition. For years psychologists have been fascinated with the notion that there are gender differences in cognitive abilities. What social and cultural factors contribute to this? Have these differences decreased or increased over time? Drawing on current literature on cognitive abilities, attitudes towards mathematics, social and cultural practices and an original empirical research from a non-Western country, this book provides answers to these and other questions as to why such discrepancies exist. This stimulating book reflects the full array of gender theories, from evolution to socialization, social roles, identity and culture. Researchers in educational psychology, child development, classroom instructors and teachers, parents, students of gender psychology, and educational administrators and managers will also find this book as an invaluable, provocative resource.