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Does a “Triple Package” of Traits Predict Success?

There’s no formula for determining professional success, but psychological scientists have identified certain factors that consistently predict job performance, prosperity, and status. ... More>


Anderson, Dweck Share Atkinson Prize

APS William James Fellow John R. Anderson and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Carol S. Dweck have won the 2016 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. ... More>

Obnoxious Sixth-Graders Grow Up to Become High Earners

A study spanning 40-years reveals that personality traits at age 12, particularly stubbornness and defiance, predicted income and career success at age 52. ... More>


NASA Exercise: Ranking Survival Objects for the Moon

NASA Exercise Instructions Group members should be instructed to rank the objects individually (–10 min) and then in groups (15 min.). In the group part of the exercise, all groups […]... More>

How to Become the Smartest Group in the Room

The smartest groups don’t necessarily have the highest IQs – instead, they possess excellent social skills. ... More>