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Praise words - Intro to Psychology

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    In addition, Hart and Risley found that the children from the high income
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    families heard more praise words or encouragement words than did those from the
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    welfare families. Specifically, those from professional families heard a ratio
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    of six positive words to every one negative word. And those in the middle class
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    families, heard two positive words for every one negative word. For those from
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    welfare families, they heard one positive word for every two negative words. So
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    not only did type of family status play a role in the number of words on
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    average children heard per hour and the number of words they heard per year.
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    They also found that the type of words, positive and encouraging, versus
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    negative and discouraging, different among family type. This is an excellent
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    demonstration of how the environment or nurture can have a great impact on our
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    vocabulary. So, why is vocabulary size important. Well, Hart & Risley found in
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    their longitudinal research that the vocabulary size of the children at age
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    three demonstrated a strong positive correlation to language test scores at
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    ages nine and ten. In vocabulary, listening, syntax, and reading comprehension.
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    This study nicely demonstrates the importance of nurture or the environment on
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    language.
Title:
Praise words - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
Project:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
01:33

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