Virtual Child Psychology Report

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Through the psychologist report given to my virtual child, Anderson, I now understand the strong connection that parenting techniques can have in relation to the cognitive skills my child possesses. The results of the report indicated that Anderson was in the above average range in word reading, reading fluency, phonological awareness, and spelling. The verbal portion of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children revealed that my virtual child is also above average in information, vocabulary, similarities, and comprehension. This is due to his advancement in logical reasoning, analytical skills, and metalinguistic awareness (Santrock, 2016, p. 281). Anderson has always shown a passion for math so I was not surprised to find out that his scores on the math concepts, math application problems, and math computation tests were in the gifted range. The psychologist report also showed that Anderson’s scores on tests of visual-spatial ability were in the average range. Through the …show more content…
As stated in Sternberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence, intelligence comes in three forms: analytical, creative, and practical (Santrock, 2016, p. 246). Because my virtual child has always been highly motivated by both parents to perform well in school, his analytical ability increased at the expense of his creative intelligence. This explains why he only scored average in visual-spatial ability whereas he was advanced in all the analytical categories. This emphasis on environmental factors on development corresponds with the ecological theory of development. The mesosystem involves relations between microsystems in one’s life and this would explain why Anderson’s family experience of being exposed to little amounts of creativity may be related to his school experience of having high analytical knowledge but low creative knowledge (Santrock, 2016, p.

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