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Gottesman Receives Grawemeyer Award

APS Fellow and Charter Member Irving I. Gottesman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has received the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology, designed to recognize outstanding ideas, and along with it a $100,000 prize. ... More>

New Insights on Child Development From Psychological Science

New insights on child development from Psychological Science and Current Directions in Psychological Science. ... More>

If Smart Is the Norm, Stupidity Gets More Interesting

Intelligenz und Erbgut (Intelligence and Genes)

Intelligence Is in the Genes, but Where?

You can thank your parents for your smarts—or at least some of them. Psychologists have long known that intelligence, like most other traits, is partly genetic. But a new study led by psychological scientist Christopher Chabris reveals the surprising fact that most of the specific genes long thought to be linked to intelligence probably have no bearing on one’s IQ. And it may be some time before researchers can identify intelligence’s specific genetic roots. ... More>