Class Notes (1,032,895)
CA (591,782)
McGill (36,142)
PSYC (3,963)
PSYC 471 (184)
Lecture 12

PSYC 471 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Judit Polgár, Mental Representation, Longitudinal Study

4 pages26 viewsSpring 2018

Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 471
Professor
Richard Koestner
Lecture
12

This preview shows page 1. to view the full 4 pages of the document.
Judith Polgar
- Youngest daughter of 3 daughters who were raised by their parents with the intention of
making them all chess grandmasters
-
With Ericssons work, whether a child will be interested in a particular area is how they interact
with the task/domain, and there will be individual differences
- Passion shapes the areas in which we are most likely to perform more deliberate
practice
- Mental representation allows you chunk a huge amount of information and act
appropriately upon it → the result of deliberate practice
- Mike and Ryan Sullivan (hockey father and son) had an athletic family system= distinct
social system that centers on the sports involvement of children
Benjamin Bloom’s research on the development of expertise
- Extensive interviews of 120 young people (+ their parents and coaches) → all were top
25 in US in their field
- Identified as talented in: arts, athletics, academics
- Tried to understand the developmental path of kids who grow up to be experts; looked at
home environments, diff stages
- Home environments of youngsters who become elite performers:
- #1: child oriented
- Focus on the child, parents willing to put in time and effort to foster the
child’s skills
- Focus more on the next generation develop
- #2: achievement oriented
- A lot of talk about success, goals, improvement, winning
- Parents often model motivation for achievement eg. watch the olympics a
lot
- Teach child of long term goals and comment on other kids (reminding the
kid that they can achieve more)
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version


Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.