While revising I came across a study by Povinelli in the 1990’s. He designed a study for children so that we could explore their understanding of time. The children were in a room with two experimenters one next to them (1) and the other behind (2). In task 1 the child played one game that… Continue reading an interesting thought on technology today and children’s understanding of time
It is important to gain a Theory of Mind (ToM), an understanding of self and others thoughts, beliefs and feelings even if they are different to our own, for social maturity and knowledge of the world (Wimmer & Perner 1983). One way to measure ToM is through false-belief tasks, as designed by Wimmer and Perner… Continue reading A proposal for research in Higher Cognitive Functions
REVISION! So.. for University Students certainly, it is coming up to exam term. We have gone home for Easter ready to relax from a tough second term, always seems that way doesn’t it! Well, this year my Easter break is going to consist of lots of celebrations as I have handed in my Dissertation!!!! (if… Continue reading the dreaded word…
An overview of my dissertation submitted today: Over the last nine decades, Academic Performance has been under scrutiny to help underpin what individual differences determine better performance. Research into Instruction Following and its role in Academic Performance seems unrecognized and underdeveloped. One construct enabling better Instruction Following is known to be high Self-Efficacy however, the… Continue reading Does Reflective Thinking and Self-Efficacy Improve Instruction Following in Undergraduate Students?
Caregivers, ordinarily the mother, provide protection and comfort when the child is vulnerable, attachment, secure or insecure; ambivalent, avoidant or disorganised (Bowlby 1988). Caregivers (usually parents) actively contribute to attachment mostly through sensitivity to the child. Children actively contribute to attachment through their temperament, a regulation of their emotional response, (Pryor & Glaser 2006). The… Continue reading To what extent do infants and parents actively contribute to the infant’s attachment organisation (security vs insecurity)
Antisocial behaviour is behaviour viewed by the public as being abnormal or harming, either to the person or the public, usually in the form of verbal or physical abuse. Labelling someone with antisocial behaviour can have harmful consequences on both the person and the people close to them. Antisocial behaviour can be caused by many… Continue reading Does dysfunction to the PFC lead to antisocial behaviour?
Over the years a great ongoing debate upon whether children are born as a “tabula rasa” with innate knowledge or acquire knowledge enabling them to understand the world has been well established. From understanding how children learn, methods such as Intensive Training (IT) can be fully understood to enable children to advance cognitively. Piaget believed that children… Continue reading A debate arguing whether Children can be made more cognitively advanced through intensive training