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Lecture 3

PSYCH101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Personalized Learning, Standardized Test, George Bailey Sansom

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Unit 3 Summative: Article Analysis
The article titled “Development of Intelligence: Current Research and Theories”
and written by Lisabeth F. DiLalla discusses the research, and range of theories on the
development of intelligence through analysing psychologists’ perspectives on children’s
development. The article highlights different methods that scientists/researchers utilize
to predict a child’s future IQ based on socioeconomic status, maternal nurturance, and
parenting as key factors. Furthermore, DiLalla provides research that proposes the
factors that can influence a child’s grades and behaviour by stating that a child’s traits
can be partially heritable from a parent, but can change over time with factors and
stimuli. This article explains to researchers and practitioners the concepts and factors
that have an interest in a child’s overall performance in school. Ultimately, DiLalla
provides research and arguments which can be used to better understand a child’s
performance in the class room and how he/she can be given a more personalized
learning environment that can help them reach their full academic potential.
Lisabeth F. DiLalla states that “A large body of research has shown that IQ is
about 50% heritable.” (DiLalla 2000) The author is arguing that half of an individuals IQ
is genetically influenced, while the other half is developed through environmental
influences. The argument has been said by Bouchard & McGue in 1981, which was
found through basic research through the observation of children. This argument about
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