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Volume 24 Issue 5 (September/October 2015), Pages i-ii, 469-570

Moderation of Stimulus Material on the Prediction of IQ with Infants' Performance in the Visual Expectation Paradigm: Do Greebles Make the Task More Challenging? (pages 522-537)

  • Author(s): Manuel Teubert, Arnold Lohaus, Ina Fassbender, Isabel A. Vöhringer, Janina Suhrke, Sonja Poloczek, Claudia Freitag, Bettina Lamm, Johanna Teiser, Heidi Keller, Monika Knopf, Gudrun Schwarzer
  • Published 13 Jan 2015
  • DOI: 10.1002/icd.1897

The objective of this study was to examine the role of the stimulus material for the prediction of later IQ by early learning measures in the Visual Expectation Paradigm (VExP). The VExP was assessed at 9 months using two types of stimuli, Greebles and human faces. Greebles were assumed to be associated with a higher load on working memory in comparison to human faces. IQ was assessed at 3 years and 4 months of age. Sixty‐four children participated at both assessments in this longitudinal study. The results show a moderation of the stimulus material on the prediction of IQ. With Greebles as stimulus material, a significant relationship between infants' learning and IQ was found. There was no relation when infants' learned in the VExP using human faces. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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