Studies Show Kids Who Are Obsessed With Dinosaurs Are Better Learners And Smarter Kids

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Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, 2018
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Recently, a study done by psychologist Joyce M. Alexander at Indiana University has categorized your child’s interest in dinosaurs as a “conceptual interest” as opposed to situational interest, and have said that these conceptual intense interests benefit your kid long term.

The difference between a conceptual interest and a situational interest is easily determined if you look at your child’s interest. Are they interested in dinosaurs as a whole, or are they simply interested in dinosaurs when they make a loud noise in a movie? A conceptual interest is not exclusive to dinosaurs either, it can be developed for anything.