Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Can children prioritize more valuable information in working memory? An exploration into the effects of motivation and memory load.

Recent research found no evidence that children aged 7–10 years are able to direct their attention to more valuable information in working memory. The current experiments examined whether children demonstrate this ability when the reward system used to…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Breaking down gesture and action in mental rotation: Understanding the components of movement that promote learning.

Past research has shown that children’s mental rotation skills are malleable and can be improved through action experience—physically rotating objects—or gesture experience—showing how objects could rotate (e.g., Frick, Ferrara, & Newcombe, 2013; Goldi…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Are linguistic and social-pragmatic abilities separable in neurotypical infants and infants later diagnosed with ASD?

Adult humans process communicative interactions by recognizing that information is being communicated through speech (linguistic ability) and simultaneously evaluating how to respond appropriately (social-pragmatic ability). These abilities may origina…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Using DNA to predict educational trajectories in early adulthood.

At the end of compulsory schooling, young adults decide on educational and occupational trajectories that impact their subsequent employability, health and even life expectancy. To understand the antecedents to these decisions, we follow a new approach that considers genetic contributions, which have largely been ignored before. Using genomewide polygenic scores (EA3) from the most recent genomewide association study of years of education in 1.1 million individuals, we tested for genetic influence on early adult decisions in a United Kingdom–representative sample of 5,839 at 18 years of age. EA3 significantly predicted educational trajectories in early adulthood (Nagelkerke R2 = 10%), χ2(4) = 571.77, p

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Me and you in a mobile world: The development of regional identity and personal relationships in young adulthood.

Residential mobility—the change of residence within a country—is a pervasive phenomenon in 21st century societies, with the peak clearly being in young adulthood. Placing the self in geographical space has now become a major challenge for young adults,…

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