Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Sex differences in achievement: Distributions matter - goo.gl/scholar/F3KWy9 #ScholarAlerts

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Research Byte: Do the smart get smarter

Do the smart get smarter? Development of fluid and crystallized intelligence in 3rd grade - http://goo.gl/scholar/oZe3mc #ScholarAlerts


Kevin S. McGrew, PhD
Educational & School Psychologist 
Director Institute for Applied
Psychometrics (IAP)
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Purpose, Passion & Serendipity 

Friday, August 26, 2016

R for Data Science

For the quant readers of my blog.  I've worked with an R-code wizard and am amazed at what he can do.  Wish I was younger and had the time and motivation to learn R-code myself

R for Data Science

Welcome This is the website for "R for Data Science". This book will teach you how to do data science with R: You'll learn how to get your data into R, get it into the most useful…

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Research Byte: Strong genetic overlap between executive functions and intelligence.



Strong genetic overlap between executive functions and intelligence.

Engelhardt, Laura E.; Mann, Frank D.; Briley, Daniel A.; Church, Jessica A.; Harden, K. Paige; Tucker-Drob, Elliot M.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

"Intelligent" intelligence testing with the WJ IV COG #7: Why do some individuals obtain markedly different scores on the various WJ IV Ga tests?

This is # 7 in the "Intelligent" intelligence testing with the WJ IV COG series at IQs Corner.  Copies of the PPT module can be downloaded by clicking on the LinkedIn icon in the right-hand corner of the slide show below  A PDF copy of all slides can be found here.

This module was developed in response to a thread on the IAPCHC listserv where an individual asked for help in understanding why the WJ IV Phonological Processing test score could be so much different (lower) that the WJ IV Sound Blending and Segmentation test scores.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Research Byte: Socioeconomic status, white matter, and executive function in children - Ursache - 2016 - Brain and Behavior



Socioeconomic status, white matter, and executive function in children - Ursache - 2016 - Brain and Behavior

Abstract Background A growing body of evidence links socioeconomic status (SES) to…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Babies’ Spatial Reasoning Skills Predict Math Ability at Age 4



Babies' Spatial Reasoning Skills Predict Math Ability at Age 4

Spatial reasoning skills during infancy may predict math ability at age four, according to a new study published in the journal…

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Research Byte: Latent class cluster analysis in exploring different profiles of gifted and talented students via BrowZine

Latent class cluster analysis in exploring different profiles of gifted and talented students
Castejón, J.L.; Gilar, R.; Miñano, P.; González, M.
Learning and Individual Differences, Vol. 50 – 2016: 166 - 174

10.1016/j.lindif.2016.08.003

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Research Byte: Cognitive training enhances intrinsic brain connectivity in childhood. - Abstract



Cognitive training enhances intrinsic brain connectivity in childhood. - Abstract

Type: Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Research Support, N.I.H.,…

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Cognitive Neuropsychology - Volume 33, Issue 1-2



Cognitive Neuropsychology - Volume 33, Issue 1-2

Volume 33, Issue 1-2, 2016 ISSN 0264-3294 (Print), 1464-0627 (Online) Publication Frequency 8 issues per year Special Issue: Body Representations…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Research Byte: General cognitive ability and fluctuating asymmetry of brain surface area



General cognitive ability and fluctuating asymmetry of brain surface area

• Deviation from typical neuroanatomic asymmetries (i.e. fluctuating asymmetries) reflects developmental instability (DI). •…

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Research Byte: Why are they late? Timing abilities and executive control among students with learning disabilities via BrowZine

Why are they late? Timing abilities and executive control among students with learning disabilities
Grinblat, Nufar; Rosenblum, Sara
Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 59 – 2016: 105 - 114

10.1016/j.ridd.2016.07.012

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Friday, August 12, 2016

A visual history of human knowledge

I am a HUGE fan of data visualization and network theory and analytics. I think these techniques, when applied to intelligence test data, could provide us much more important insights than the continued use (misuse?) of linear SEM/CFA models. Network visual models are elegant...and more reflective of "reality".

This is a very good TED talk.

A visual history of human knowledge
http://www.ted.com/talks/manuel_lima_a_visual_history_of_human_knowledge?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread

Thursday, August 11, 2016

THE ROLE OF CATTELL–HORN–CARROLL (CHC) COGNITIVE ABILITIES IN PREDICTING WRITING ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE SCHOOL-AGE YEARS - Cormier - 2016 - Psychology in the Schools



THE ROLE OF CATTELL–HORN–CARROLL (CHC) COGNITIVE ABILITIES IN PREDICTING WRITING ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE SCHOOL-AGE YEARS - Cormier - 2016 - Psychology in the Schools

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Neurodevelopmental model of Williams syndrome offers insight into human social brain



Neurodevelopmental model of Williams syndrome offers insight into human social brain

In a study spanning molecular genetics, stem cells and the sciences of both brain and behavior, researchers at…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked



Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

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It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity,…

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The Clinical Neuropsychologist | Call for Papers - stat and psychometric emphasis



The Clinical Neuropsychologist | Call for Papers

The primary objectives of this special issue are to: (1) highlight new statistical and psychometric advances that are relevant to the practice of…

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