Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nuture your child's curiousity

A recent study found that Curious Children Perform Better Academically:

Intelligence is an influential factor that helps determine a child’s performance at school. But what about curiosity? Psychological scientists have started looking at factors other than intelligence that could influence how some students do better than others, writes Yahoo News.

A new study has found that curiosity has a large effect on academic performance. Having gathering the data from about 200 studies with a total of about 50,000 students. The researchers found that when put together, conscientiousness and curiosity had as big an effect on performance as intelligence.

1 comment:

our homeschool resources said...

This seems like it should be a no-brainer but it is interesting that we need psychologists to remind us.