What's your frame of mind?

What's your frame of mind?

Early cognitive development work by Galton, Spearman, and Thurston suggested that at any one time, a child’s knowledge is bound as a single structured whole. Intelligence in this context is a single, inherited entity, easily measured by IQ tests and other...
Intelligence

Intelligence

In the 1880’s, Galton believed that any task or test that a person undertook was influenced by a general ability – their intelligence . He was the first to begin using psychometric testing to measure intelligence. Research by Spearman in 1903, and 1927 led...
Which parenting style are you?

Which parenting style are you?

Trying to identify direct cause-and-effect relationships between the actions of parents and the effects on children is incredibly difficult to do. Often children raised in the same family can develop incredibly different personalities as they grow, and conversley...
Psychology, experimenting, and ethics

Psychology, experimenting, and ethics

There exists in the social sciences, an ongoing debate as to how research should be conducted for maximum benefit. Should research focus on using quantitative methods, or qualitative methods? Qualitative methods accumulate data in the form of words, pictures, or...
Using robots to educate children with autism

Using robots to educate children with autism

The University of Hertfordshire is currently developing a robot with artifical skin as a tool to help teach children with autism how to communicate and improve social skills. The robot, KASPAR, is described as a child-sized humanoid robot, and is being used in the...