30 Nov, 2023
14 : 29
Professor Kerry Lee of the Education University of Hong Kong shared with us on 27 November 2023 his study “Individual differences in working memory: SES, parenting, and societies”.
In this comparative study, he examined the role of socioeconomic status (SES) in explaining the working memory (WM) capacity in young children, and whether the observed differences will be explained by parenting style, household environment and parental stress in parenting. The following observations were made from the study:
Professor Lee suggested three foci for intervention to enhance the WM capacity in young children: parents should apply more authoritative techniques with their children, enhancing the learning environment at home, and reduce the stress and worries in parenting for parents.