The east-to-west decay of math and reading scores in the United States: A prediction from UV<inf>B</inf> radiation theory

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. According to a novel theory, latitude influences complex cognitive ability through hormonal and dopaminergic effects of UV<inf>B</inf> radiation on family size and study habits. Since human exposure to UV<inf>B</inf> radiation increases from East to West in the United States, longitude can be expected to influence White children's math and, especially, reading scores. Analyses of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) State data showed greater effects of longitude on Reading than Math and a decay of influence from 4th to 8th grades; latitude's influence was analogous on Math and Reading and increased across grades. The findings are consistent with the theory that, in the United States, longitude influences cognitive abilities through parents' sexual hormones, family size and early in life; they also suggest that latitude exerts influence mainly through dopamine deficiency and study habits and cumulatively.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)287-290
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónPersonality and Individual Differences
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 nov 2015

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longitude
Reading
family size
Aptitude
deterioration
Radiation
Habits
prediction
Educational Measurement
family studies
Dopamine Agents
dopamine
Dopamine
Parents
hormones
Hormones

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