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STUDY ALERT: An integrative architecture for general intelligence and executive function

April 12, 2012 in Study Alerts

An integrative architecture for general intelligence and executive function revealed by lesion mapping  Aron K. Barbey, Roberto Colom, Jeffrey Solomon, Frank Krueger, Chad Forbes, and Jordan Grafman10  Although cognitive neuroscience has made remarkable progress in understanding the involvement of the prefrontal cortex in executive control, the broader functional networks that support high-level cognition and give […]

STUDY ALERT: Does BDNF genotype influence creative output in bipolar I manic patients?

April 9, 2012 in Study Alerts

Does BDNF genotype influence creative output in bipolar I manic patients?     Márcio Gerhardt Soeiro-de-Souza a,⁎, Robert M. Post b, Mario Lucio de Sousa c, Giovani Missio a, Carolina Martins do Prado d, Wagner F. Gattaz d, Ricardo A. Moreno a, Rodrigo Machado-Vieira d  Introduction: Creativity is a complex human ability influenced by affective […]

STUDY ALERT: Core self-evaluation compared to fluid intelligence and personality traits in decision-making

April 5, 2012 in Study Alerts

Incremental variance of the core self-evaluation construct compared to fluid intelligence and personality traits in aspects of decision-making  Annamaria Di Fabio, Letizia Palazzeschi     This study investigated the role of fluid intelligence, personality traits and core self-evaluation in relation to aspects of decision-making (career decision-making difficulties, decisional styles, indecisiveness). The Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM), […]

STUDY ALERT: How the Dark Triad traits predict relationship choices

How the Dark Triad traits predict relationship choices     Peter K. Jonason, Victor X. Luevano, Heather M. Adams While previous studies have correlated the Dark Triad traits (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, and Machia- vellianism) with a preference for short-term relationships, little research has addressed possible correla- tions with short-term relationship sub-types. In this online study […]

STUDY ALERT: Study Habits, Skills, and Attitudes

March 31, 2012 in Study Alerts

Study Habits, Skills, and Attitudes: The Third Pillar Supporting Collegiate Academic Performance  Marcus Crede and Nathan R. Kuncel ABSTRACT Study habit, skill, and attitude inventories and constructs were found to rival standardized tests and previous grades as predictors of academic performance, yielding substantial incremental validity in predicting academic performance. This meta-analysis (N 5 72,431, k = 344) […]

STUDY ALERT: A Reexamination of Sex Differences in Sexuality

A Reexamination of Sex Differences in Sexuality: New Studies Reveal Old Truths  David P. Schmitt, Peter K. Jonason, Garrett J. Byerley, Sandy D. Flores, Brittany E. Illbeck, Kimberly N. O’Leary, and Ayesha Qudrat Abstract Recent evidence seems to call into question long-established findings of sex differences in sexuality, such as differences in mate preferences and desires […]

STUDY ALERT: Diversity Is What You Want It to Be

March 26, 2012 in Study Alerts

Diversity Is What You Want It to Be : How Social-Dominance Motives Affect Construals of Diversity     Miguel M. Unzueta, Eric D. Knowles, and Geoffrey C. Ho     We propose that diversity is a malleable concept capable of being used either to attenuate or to enhance racial inequality. The research reported here suggests […]

STUDY ALERT: How Low Will Men with High Self-Esteem Go?

March 25, 2012 in Study Alerts

  How Low Will Men with High Self-Esteem Go? Self-Esteem as a Moderator of Gender Differences in Minimum Relationship Standards    Virgil Zeigler-Hill & John W. Campe & Erin M. Myers      Abstract Men tend to establish minimum standards that are similar to those of women for high investment relationships (e.g., marriage) but set […]

STUDY ALERT: The social motivation theory of autism

March 20, 2012 in Study Alerts

The social motivation theory of autism     Coralie Chevallier, Gregor Kohls, Vanessa Troiani, Edward S. Brodkin and Robert T. Schultz  The idea that social motivation deficits play a central role in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has recently gained increased interest. This constitutes a shift in autism research, which has traditionally focused more intensely on cognitive […]

STUDY ALERT: Predicting interest in and attitudes toward science from personality and need for cognition

March 18, 2012 in Study Alerts

Predicting interest in and attitudes toward science from personality and need for cognition  Gregory J. Feist  One important task for psychologists of science is to examine the psychological factors (such as person- ality or cognition) that underlie who becomes interested in science and what kind of attitudes people develop toward science. Those were the primary […]

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