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Child's drawing 'predicts later intelligence'

#1  Postby DougC » Aug 19, 2014 1:57 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28852471
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The way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of later intelligence, a study has suggested.
Researchers asked 7,752 pairs of twins to draw a picture of a child which was then scored by the number of features such as head, legs, hands and feet.
The children were also asked by the King's College, London team to complete intelligence tests at age four and 14.
They found a moderately strong link between higher drawing scores and the later intelligence test results.
The team, led by Dr Rosalind Arden, of King's College's Institute of Psychiatry, used a Draw-a-Child test devised in the 1920s to assess children's intelligence at the age of four.

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Re: Child's drawing 'predicts later intelligence'

#2  Postby I'm With Stupid » Aug 19, 2014 3:59 pm

Cue a stream of parents enrolling their 2 year olds into art class.
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#3  Postby trogs » Jan 06, 2015 10:05 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:Cue a stream of parents enrolling their 2 year olds into art class.

That would be like "childhood basketball ability predicts adult height" leading parents to enroll their kids into basketball classes to make their adult height taller.

Fortunately, no parent smart enough to read that article is dumb enough to do either.
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#4  Postby Animavore » Jan 07, 2015 8:07 am

I remember being well ahead of most of the other kids as a child. I used to pity kids who were still drawing stick men. I was already putting in thinkness and depth at a young age.

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#5  Postby Evolving » Jan 07, 2015 8:18 am

Animavore wrote:I was already putting in thinkness


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#6  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 07, 2015 8:33 am

I'm With Stupid wrote:Cue a stream of parents enrolling their 2 year olds into art class.


:rofl: :rofl:

Exactly my thought when I read it. All those lovely Yummy Mummies doing their best for their Magic Moments. :P
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