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Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading

from University of Texas at Austin via Science Daily

Children's personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Proficiency in reading and math is associated with a complex system of skills, some of which derive from personality traits. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers found that characteristics related to openness, such as intellectual curiosity and confidence, made children more adept to take on math and reading than characteristics describing conscientiousness, such as diligence and perseverance. more


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