STUDY ALERT: The Impact of the Nomination Stage on Gifted Program Identification: A Comprehensive Psychometric Analysis

by Scott Barry Kaufman, July 6, 2016 in Blog, Study Alerts

The Impact of the Nomination Stage on Gifted Program Identification: A Comprehensive Psychometric Analysis Matthew T. McBee, Scott J. Peters, and Erin M. Miller The use of the nomination stage as the first step in the identification process is pervasive across the field of gifted education. In many cases, nominations are used to limit the number […]

STUDY ALERT: Childhood Intelligence Predicts Adult Trait Openness

by Scott Barry Kaufman, June 20, 2016 in Blog, Study Alerts

Adrian Furnham and Helen Cheng This study used a longitudinal data set of 5,672 adults followed for 50 years to determine the factors that influence adult trait Openness-to-Experience. In a large, nationally representative sample in the UK (the National Child Development Study), data were collected at birth, in childhood (age 11), adolescence (age 16), and […]

STUDY ALERT: The Relationship Between Deliberate Practice and Performance in Sports: A Meta-Analysis

by Scott Barry Kaufman, May 24, 2016 in Blog, Study Alerts

The Relationship Between Deliberate Practice and Performance in Sports: A Meta-Analysis Brooke N. Macnamara, David Moreau, and David Z. Hambrick Why are some people more skilled in complex domains than other people? According to one prominent view, individual differences in performance largely reflect individual differences in accumulated amount of deliberate practice. Here, we investigated the relationship […]

STUDY ALERT: Top 10 Replicated Findings From Behavioral Genetics

by Scott Barry Kaufman, in Blog, Study Alerts

Top 10 Replicated Findings From Behavioral Genetics Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, Valerie S. Knopik, Jenae M. Neiderhiser In the context of current concerns about replication in psychological science, we describe 10 findings from behavioral genetic research that have replicated robustly. These are “big” findings, both in terms of effect size and potential impact on […]

STUDY ALERT: Reverse engineering genius: historiometric studies of superlative talent

by Scott Barry Kaufman, May 22, 2016 in Blog, Study Alerts

Reverse engineering genius: historiometric studies of superlative talent Dean Keith Simonton Although genius has been defined in the dictionary as requiring an IQ above 140, this definition depends on an arbitrary methodological decision made by Lewis Terman for his longitudinal study of more than 1500 intellectually gifted children, a study that occupies four of the […]

STUDY ALERT: Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics

by Scott Barry Kaufman, in Blog, Study Alerts

[Note: This work was supported by a grant from the Imagination Institute] Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics Roger E. Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Paul J. Silvia, and Daniel L. Schacter Creative thinking is central to the arts, sciences, and everyday life. How does the brain produce creative thought? A series of recently published papers has […]

STUDY ALERT: Much Ado about Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature

by Scott Barry Kaufman, May 19, 2016 in Blog, Study Alerts

Much Ado about Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature Marcus Credé, Michael C. Tynan, Peter D. Harms Grit has been presented as a higher-order personality trait that is highly predictive of both success and performance and distinct from other traits such as conscientiousness. This paper provides a meta-analytic review of the grit literature with […]

STUDY ALERT: The Nature of Creativity: The Roles of Genetic Factors, Personality Traits, Cognitive Abilities, and Environmental Sources

by Scott Barry Kaufman, in Blog, Study Alerts

The Nature of Creativity: The Roles of Genetic Factors, Personality Traits, Cognitive Abilities, and Environmental Sources Christian Kandler, Rainer Riemann, Alois Angleitner, Peter Borkenau, Frank M. Spinach, Lars Penke, Georg August This multitrait multimethod twin study examined the structure and sources of individual differences in creativity. According to different theoretical and metrological perspectives, as well as suggestions […]

STUDY ALERT: On the nature of creepiness

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 5, 2016 in Study Alerts

On the nature of creepiness Francis T. McAndrew & Sara S. Koehnke Surprisingly, until now there has never been an empirical study of “creepiness.” An international sample of 1341 individuals responded to an online survey. Males were perceived as being more likely to be creepy than females, and females were more likely to associate sexual […]

STUDY ALERT: Conscientiousness Is the Most Powerful Noncognitive Predictor of School Achievement in Adolescents

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 16, 2016 in Study Alerts

Conscientiousness Is the Most Powerful Noncognitive Predictor of School Achievement in Adolescents Barbara Dumfart and Aljoscha C. Neubauer Abstract Much research has demonstrated that intelligence and conscientiousness have a high impact on individual school achievement. To figure out if other noncognitive traits have incremental validity over intelligence and conscientiousness, we conducted a study on 498 […]

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