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From: The Washington Post

This unusual test reveals how smart you are

The Washington Post:

Last summer, a couple of researchers ran a funny experiment about honesty. They went to an Israeli shopping mall and recruited people, one-by-one, into a private booth. Alone inside the booth, each subject rolled a six-sided die. Then they stepped out and reported the number that came up.

There was an incentive to lie. The higher the number, the more money people received. If they rolled a one, they got a bonus of about $2.50. If they rolled a two, they got a bonus of $5, and so on. If they rolled a six, the bonus was about $15. (Everyone also received $5 just for participating.)

Before I reveal the results, think about what you would do in that situation. Someone comes up to you at the mall and offers you free money to roll a die. If you wanted to make a few extra bucks, you could lie about what you rolled. Nobody would know, and nobody would be harmed.

“If ever anybody is called upon to tell what he has done in our experiment, the person who can say he reported a 4 with a clear conscience might seem more credible,” the German researchers write in their paper, published in the Journal of the European Economic Association in 2013.

It will take more than one experiment to establish a connection between honesty and intelligence. The matter is still somewhat up in the air. For instance, research in 2012 from Francesca Gino, of Harvard Business School, and Dan Ariely, of Duke, found a connection between creativity and dishonesty, but not intelligence and dishonesty.

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According to lady that said there are two types of problem solvers: analysts-in my opinion, are those that go by objective evidence, and normally, have high educational attainment. The other she mentions is ‘insightful’, and a territory that I wish I had more experience with, because to me, insightful means learning to use wisdom as one gets older, or better able to incorporate spirituality into decision-making, which to me, means more prayer, meditation, reading God’s Word so as to be able to discern which answer is the best to any problem. I want that PEACE THAT COMES FROM DOING GOD’S WILL FOR ME, so that I know that I’m on the right track!

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