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  • Wikipedia could boost students' concern for accuracy
    Fredericton students who were asked to write something that would be posted on Wikipedia were more concerned about checking their facts and ensuring that they were accurate The researchers suggest that despite Wikipedia s reputation for being unstructured it still requires specific citations and accurate research which is why more students may be concerned about finding concrete evidence to back up their work Additionally the study s authors noted that once the students realized that their work would be broadcast to the public they were more concerned about the accuracy for fear of being dispelled This is in stark contrast to students who pass in a plagiarized paper for school because they may think they have a better chance of getting away with it RELATED ARTICLES Playing video games could increase IQ scores Prodigy Profile Santiago Gonzalez For managers there are several approaches to leadership More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free Career Test Want Career Options Find what career best suits your personality Management Aptitude Test Management Material See if you have what it takes Ultimate Sales Challenge Good at Sales See how you compare to

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  • Research ties teacher stresses to student achievement
    University of Houston the stresses that teachers face could affect their pupils The study s authors suggest that if an educator is frequently stressed it could hinge on their effectiveness in the classroom The researchers also noted that it appeared as though middle school teachers faced the most stresses with their jobs Although there is pressure to ensure that students perform well on standardized tests the study indicates that it is the behavior of the pupils that can actually bring great stress to an educator For students it s a time of adolescence and many changes developmentally and that is going to affect the dynamics of learning as well as the social relationships and climate in the classroom said Teresa McIntyre the study s lead author It s going to affect the teachers as well RELATED ARTICLES Playing video games could increase IQ scores Prodigy Profile Santiago Gonzalez For managers there are several approaches to leadership More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free Career Test Want Career Options Find what career best suits your personality Management Aptitude Test Management Material See if you have what it takes

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  • A lower-grade math curriculum could hurt a student's performance
    do not have demanding lesson plans The researchers examined the 1999 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study which covered 13 local school districts nine states and institutions in more than 40 other countries According to the findings those who attended schools with a less demanding math curriculum could not keep up with the performance of students in other nations who had greater standards in the subject Overall U S students are exposed to a less difficult school mathematics curriculum that places them at a disadvantage when compared to the students in many other countries of the world the researchers wrote However as the nation pushes for education reform more states are adopting a set of standards that will dictate the exact level of difficulty a math class should be RELATED ARTICLES Playing video games could increase IQ scores Prodigy Profile Santiago Gonzalez For managers there are several approaches to leadership More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free Career Test Want Career Options Find what career best suits your personality Management Aptitude Test Management Material See if you have what it takes Ultimate Sales Challenge Good at

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  • Research finds students who want to please parents do better in school
    their parents believe they are responsible are more likely to be engaged in school The researchers suggested that this was because these kids wanted to try harder to please their parents with their good grades The researchers wrote that this was a further indication that parental involvement was key in helping the child try in school The report found that students typically become less engaged in their schoolwork by the time they hit middle school Explicitly talking with teens about acting responsibly is likely to be useful Involvement in teens lives is also very important said the study s lead author Eva M Pomerantz For example when parents are involved in teens learning teens tend to develop a sense of responsibility to parents which maintains their achievement over the middle school years RELATED ARTICLES Playing video games could increase IQ scores Prodigy Profile Santiago Gonzalez For managers there are several approaches to leadership More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free Career Test Want Career Options Find what career best suits your personality Management Aptitude Test Management Material See if you have what it takes Ultimate Sales Challenge

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  • Childhood infections may decrease IQ scores
    infection and number of hospitalizations could have an even larger affect on intelligence In fact men who d been hospitalized more than five times had IQ scores more than nine points on average below those who hadn t been hospitalized at all Bacterial infections lowered IQ scores by an average of 1 55 points while viral infections had a slightly less negative effect a decrease of about 1 34 IQ points Why do infections influence cognitive abilities The results concluded that infections had an obviously negative effect on a person s cognitive abilities but why is that As one might expect infections in the brain had the largest influence on cognition but infections in other parts of the body were even related to decreased IQ Researchers say that s because any time the immune system is affected cognition is as well It seems that the immune system itself can affect the brain to such an extent that the person s cognitive ability measured by an IQ test will also be impaired many years after the infection has been cured researcher and study author Dr Michael Eriksen Benrós said in a statement Researchers believe that the immune system s response to an infection can cause inflammation which affects the brain physiologically causing that decrease However they say that more research should be done to determine just how much the immune system influences cognition and even psychiatric disorders Past research has linked inflammation to depression schizophrenia and dementia We can see that the brain is affected by all types of infections Therefore it is important that more research is conducted into the mechanisms which lie behind the connection between a person s immune system and mental health Eriksen Benrós concluded RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive

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  • Do 'smart pills' really make people smarter?
    a little cognitive boost whether it s a teenager trying to get good grades or a worker trying to make his or her way up the corporate ladder Many people now take them even without a prescription which could potentially be dangerous Do smart pills work Although these smart pills are a new trendy way to increase intelligence there is little evidence that they actually do so despite decades of scientific testing According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health while there is ample evidence that these drugs can enhance memory and attention most research shows that they don t actually increase overall intelligence or IQ Amy Arnsten professor of neurobiology at Yale Medical School told BBC that smart pills change the way we think in the short term but don t have an effect on long term cognitive functioning I think people think about smart drugs the way they think about steroids in athletics but it s not a proper analogy because with steroids you re creating more muscle Arnsten told the source With smart drugs all you re doing is taking the brain that you have and putting it in its optimal chemical state You re not taking Homer Simpson and making him into Einstein In fact some scientists believe people s obsession with these pills especially when they haven t been prescribed could potentially do more harm than good That s why the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues recently called for more research into cognitive enhancers including both drugs and electrical stimulation according to Live Science The commission also believes that more research can and should be conducted to find natural ways to effectively increase brain power including through nutrition and fitness RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated

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  • Does obesity lead to lower IQ scores?
    found that higher BMIs were associated with declining cognition over time The study s conclusion that being overweight may actually negatively affect intelligence has been referred to as the Homer Simpson effect according to the Daily Mail The study s findings may be due to a host of factors including the thickening and hardening of cerebral vessels because of obesity or possibly the development of insulin resistance Dr Maxime Cournot the study s lead author told the Daily Mail The other scientific viewpoint More recent studies may disagree with the first one s findings though In fact myriad research has found that while there isn t much evidence that having a higher BMI causes lower intelligence the reverse is much more likely to be true In other words low IQ scores may lead to higher BMIs A 2014 paper in the journal Endocrinolgy Diabetes and Obesity analyzed several studies linking IQ and obesity and discovered that people who scored lower on IQ tests were more likely to gain weight as adults thus leading to obesity Likewise a 2013 study from the American Journal of Epidemiology found similar results in children Researchers of the study found that lower IQ scores in children as young as 3 years old were likely to result in obesity later in life Clearly obesity and IQ are connected and most researchers now agree weight gain may be the result of low intelligence and not the other way around Health experts believe this is probably because people with lower intelligence are more likely to have poor nutritional and fitness habits than those with higher IQ scores RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality

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  • 2-year-old is Mensa Singapore's youngest member
    young age Before turning age 1 Elijah knew every letter of the alphabet Now he reads by himself solves puzzles and plays IQ games meant for 7 year olds He even began adding and subtracting using single digits around age 2 He s a fast learner Teo told AsiaOne Singapore about Elijah s math skills I taught him once and he remembered everything How smart is Elijah The Stanford Binet intelligence test found that Elijah s intellect is at about the level of a 4 or 5 year old rather than a 2 year old According to the results his quantitative reasoning skills are very advanced Teo and her husband Anatoly Catalig understand the challenges of raising a highly intelligent child According to Teo Elijah has been in a challenging preschool program for several months and they ve now decided to enroll him in a math class at the Gifted and Talented Education Centre Teo says she wants to challenge him while still giving him the opportunity to learn and grow how he wants We never tell him that he s smart Teo told AsiaOne Singapore If you give a child too much praise they may not learn as much and they might stay in their comfort zone Elijah is one of only seven Mensa Singapore members who joined the society around his age At the moment he is the youngest Young Mensan in the country According to the Mensa Singapore website the country has welcomed about 4 000 members since opening in 1989 Elijah and other younger members will be able to meet other bright minds take part in activities and improve their social skills by being a part of the society RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with

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