Search for dissertations about: "general intelligence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 72 swedish dissertations containing the words general intelligence.

  1. 1. Working Memory and Higher-Order Cognition in Children

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Carin Tillman; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Intelligence; executive function EF ; working memory; ADHD; children; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi;

    Abstract : Higher-order cognitive functions, such as executive function (EF) and intelligence, are crucial to the everyday functioning of human beings. Gaining knowledge about these functions is important for our general understanding of human nature as well as for our ability to help those who may not develop these processes optimally. READ MORE

  2. 2. The importance of personality, IQ and learning approaches: Predicting academic performance

    University dissertation from Pia Rosander

    Author : Pia Rosander; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Personality traits; Intelligence; approaches to learning; longitudinal; SEM-analyses; adolescents; high school; gender differences;

    Abstract : The aim of the present doctoral thesis was to examine to what extent personality traits and approaches to learning contribute to academic performance in upper secondary school (high school), after controlling for the well-known fact that general intelligence accounts for a large part of the variance. The general proposition of the thesis is that personality traits are stable dispositons and therefore predispose an individual to behave or act in a specific manner (Costa & McCrae, 1976). READ MORE

  3. 3. Growing up with a Chronic Disease A Survey of Children with PKU in Sweden

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Gunilla Lundstedt; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; adjustment; chronic disease; coping; intelligence; phenylketonuria; Psykologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi; klinisk psykologi; Clinical Psychology;

    Abstract : Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn, metabolic disease affecting the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase, which converts phenylalanine to tyrosine. Since 1965, all Swedish patients are treated with a diet from the neonatal period, while patients without treatment become severely mentally retarded. READ MORE

  4. 4. Longitudinal studies of executive and cognitive development after preterm birth

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

    Author : Aiko Lundequist; Stockholms universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Preterm birth; low birth-weight; degree of prematurity; medical risks; general intelligence; executive functions; parental education; gender; development; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : Stockholm Neonatal Project is a longitudinal population-based study of children born prematurely in 1988-93, with a very low birth weight (<1500 g), who have been followed prospectively from birth through adolescence. A matched control group was recruited at age 5 ½ years. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sensorimotor behavior in children born preterm and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy Side preference, movement organization, and training

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Anna-Maria Johansson; Umeå universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; prematurity; preterm; children; cerebral palsy; movement organization; movement performance; goal-directed; laterality; handedness; intelligence; cognition; synchronized metronome training; intervention; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Preterm birth (< 37 complete gestation weeks, GWs) is the single most prominent risk factor for the development of cerebral palsy (CP). This is due to the immature physiological state of the preterm born infant which increases the risk of brain lesions. READ MORE