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

by Scott Barry Kaufman 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

STUDY ALERT: Distinguishing intellectual humility and general humility

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Distinguishing intellectual humility and general humility Don E. Davis, Kenneth Rice, Stacey McElroy, Cirleen DeBlaere, Elise Choe, Daryl R. Van Tongeren & Joshua N. Hook Two studies provide evidence for distinguishing intellectual humility (IH) from general humility (GH). Humility involves (a) an Accurate View of Self and (b) the ability to regulate egotism and cultivate […]

STUDY ALERT: How Alluring Are Dark Personalities? The Dark Triad and Attractiveness in Speed Dating

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How Alluring Are Dark Personalities? The Dark Triad and Attractiveness in Speed Dating EMANUEL JAUK1 ALJOSCHA C. NEUBAUER, THOMAS MAIRUNTEREGGER, STEPHANIE PEMP, KATHARINA P. SIEBER and JOHN F. RAUTHMANN Abstract: Dark Triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) are linked to the pursuit of short-term mating strategies, but they may have differential effects on actual mating […]

STUDY ALERT: On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit

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On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit Gordon Pennycook, James Allan Cheyne, Nathaniel Barr, Derek J. Koehler, & Jonathan A. Fugelsang Although bullshit is common in everyday life and has attracted attention from philosophers, its reception (critical or ingenuous) has not, to our knowledge, been subject to empirical investigation. Here we focus on pseudo-profound […]

STUDY ALERT: Eavesdropping on Character: Assessing Everyday Moral Behaviors

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Eavesdropping on Character: Assessing Everyday Moral Behaviors Kathryn L. Bollich, John M. Doris, Simine Vazire, Charles L. Raison, Joshua J. Jackson, Matthias R. Mehl Despite decades of interest in moral character, comparatively little is known about moral behavior in everyday life. This paper reports a novel method for assessing everyday moral behaviors using the Electronically Activated […]

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