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    Can SMART Training Really Increase Intelligence? A Replication Study

    Colbert, Dylan and Tyndall, Ian T. and Roche, Bryan and Cassidy, Sarah (2018) Can SMART Training Really Increase Intelligence? A Replication Study. Journal of Behavioral Education, 27 (4). pp. 509-531. ISSN 1053-0819

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    A burgeoning research stream supports the efficacy of a novel behavior-analytic intervention, known as SMART training, in raising general intelligence by training a set of crucial cognitive skills, referred to as relational skills. A sample of Irish secondary school students (n = 26) was divided into two IQ matched groups, with the experimental group receiving 12 weeks of SMART training delivered in bi-weekly 45-min sessions. WASI IQ assessments were administered at baseline and follow-up to all participants by blind testers. For each of the three WASI IQ indices and the four IQ subtests, significant follow-up rises were found for the experimental group only. Analyses of variance indicated a significant effect of training on Verbal IQ, Matrix Reasoning and Vocabulary scores. Results lend further support for the efficacy of the SMART training program in enhancing intellectual skills.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the author's preprint version of the published article which is available at: Colbert, D., Tyndall, I., Roche, B. et al. J Behav Educ (2018) 27: 509.
    Keywords: Keywords Strengthening mental abilities with relational training; Relational frame theory; Derived relational responding; Intelligence; Educational intervention;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10625
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 17:02
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Education
    Publisher: Springer US
    Refereed: No
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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