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2011-10-04 11:55:54

After 20 days of exposure to music-based, cognitive training 'cartoons' Canadian scientists who specialize in learning, memory and language in children have found exciting evidence that pre-schoolers can improve their verbal intelligence after only 20 days of classroom instruction using interactive, music-based cognitive training cartoons. The study — conducted at York University by Dr. Sylvain Moreno, who is now with Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) — is posted...

2011-10-03 15:23:13

“Whether you think you can or think you can´t–you´re right,” said Henry Ford. A new study, to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people who think they can learn from their mistakes have a different brain reaction to mistakes than people who think intelligence is fixed. “One big difference between people who think intelligence is malleable and those who think...

2011-09-27 17:31:12

Adolescents become smarter because they become mentally quicker. That is the conclusion of a new study by a group of psychologists at University of Texas at San Antonio. "Our findings make intuitive sense," says lead author Thomas Coyle, who conducted the study with David Pillow, Anissa Snyder, and Peter Kochunov. But this is the first time psychologists have been able to confirm this important connection. The study appears in the forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal...

2011-08-03 13:44:18

Study confirms accuracy of developmental screening tests that can be administered by family physicians BC Children's Hospital and University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have found that two existing screening tests are accurate in diagnosing development delays in children and could be incorporated in a busy family practice setting with relative ease. Parents can complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) or the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at home or in...

2011-06-06 13:00:00

DOVER, N.H., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measured Progress has entered into a partnership to provide the assessment research community free access to software tools that can be used to evaluate test item fairness and reliability. The Dover, New Hampshire-based company is working with Professor William Stout from the University of Illinois to post the source code for software developed by Dr. Stout. The software performs two categories of analysis to provide validity evidence for...

2011-05-25 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry Intelligence has published Brookfield Timberlands Management LP's ("Brookfield") first quarter 2011 global timberlands report. The report examines the implied cap rates and market values of the NCREIF Timberland Index to address whether a valuation correction is--or should be--expected. Brookfield Managing Partner Reid Carter says, "The NCREIF Timberlands Index results conclude that the U.S. Pacific Northwest is better aligned with...

2011-05-20 00:00:29

JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, completed its 2nd Global Business Aviation Survey on May 16, on the eve of EBACE 2011, the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. JETNET also announced that registration is well underway for its JETNET iQ Global Business Aviation Summit, to be held June 6-7, 2011 in New York City under the banner of "Igniting Ideas. Provoking Change." Utica, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market...

2011-05-13 07:10:00

RESTON, Va., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the tough economy, competition for private school admission continues to increase as many parents choose private schools to give their children a competitive edge. To fulfill this important niche, Test Tutor Publishing (AKA The Test Tutor) has created WPPSI-III(TM) and WISC-IV(TM) Test Preparation Kits to help children develop the skills needed for the IQ tests required for admission into the most selective private schools. Since its launch...


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