Smaragda Kazi
Panteion University
Publications 29
#1Smaragda Kazi (Panteion University)H-Index: 9
#2Elena Kazali (Panteion University)H-Index: 2
Last.Andreas Demetriou (University of Nicosia)H-Index: 1
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Abstract This study explored longitudinally how cognizance mediates between executive and reasoning process from 4 to 10 years of age. Four-, 6-, and 8-years old children were tested twice by executive (inhibition, flexibility in shifting, and working memory), cognizance (awareness of perceptual and inferential origins of knowledge, first- and second-order ToM, and awareness of similarities and differences between cognitive processes), and reasoning tasks (deductive and Raven-like fluid reasonin...
#1Andreas Demetriou (University of Nicosia)H-Index: 1
#2Smaragda Kazi (Panteion University)H-Index: 9
Last.Nikolaos Makris (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 3
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Abstract We explored the relations between academic performance, cognition, and personality. This study examined 689 participants from 10 to 17 years of age, by a cognitive battery addressing several reasoning domains (inductive, deductive, quantitative, causal, and spatial), and inventories addressing self-representation about reasoning domains and general cognitive processes, and the Big Five factors of personality. School performance in mathematics, science, and language was measured. Cogniti...
#1Andreas DemetriouH-Index: 14
#2George SpanoudisH-Index: 17
Last.Smaragda KaziH-Index: 9
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We present three studies which investigated the relations between cognition and personality from 7 to 20 years of age. All three studies showed that general cognitive ability and the general factor of personality are significantly related throughout this age span. This relation was expressed in several ways across studies. The first investigated developmental relations between three reasoning domains (inductive, deductive, and scientific) and Eysenck’s four personality dimensions in a longitudin...
#1Andreas Demetriou (University of Nicosia)H-Index: 14
#2Nikolaos Makris (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 3
Last.Michael Shayer (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
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#1Andreas DemetriouH-Index: 14
#2George SpanoudisH-Index: 17
Last.Michael ShayerH-Index: 25
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Integration/differentiation of mental processes is major mechanism of development. Developmental theories ascribe intellectual development to it. In psychometric theory, Spearman’s law of diminishing returns postulates that increasing g allows increasing differentiation of cognitive abilities, because increased mental power allows variable investment in domain-specific learning. Empirical evidence has been inconsistent so far, with some studies supporting and others contradicting this mechanism....
#1Zoe Bablekou (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 4
#2Smaragda Kazi (Panteion University)H-Index: 9
The article reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and adolescents in Greece, as well as procedures, current practices, and future directions. Although the history of special education is long in Greece, there has been very sporadic and incoherent legislation and decision making on the subject. Currently, intelligence tests are used by Greece's Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, and Support Centers for individuals with special needs to assess eligibility for special education...
#1George Kospentaris (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 1
#2Stella Vosniadou (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 38
Last.Emiliana Thanou (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 1
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We argue that there is an increasing reliance on analytic strategies compared to visuo-spatial strategies, which is related to geometry expertise and not on individual differences in cognitive style. A Visual/Analytic Strategy Test (VAST) was developed to investigate the use of visuo-spatial and analytic strategies in geometry in 30 mathematics teachers and 134 11 th grade students. Students’ performance in the VAST was also compared to performance in tests of visuo-spatial abilities, of abstrac...