What You Need to Succeed—and How to Find Out If You Have It
Scientific American: Whether you succeed at work may depend on many factors—intelligence, empathy, self-control, talent and persistence, to name a few. But one determinant may outweigh many of these: how you perceive those around you.
Curiosity Makes for Better Students
U.S. News & World Report: Curiosity may be dangerous for cats but it’s great if you’re a student, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from some 50,000 students who took part in about 200
Was Steve Jobs Smart? Scientists on the Keys to Success
ABC News: You don’t have to be the brightest kid in the class to become the best scholar. Researchers are finding new clues about what it takes to succeed in school, and probably throughout life.
ScienceBlogs: Neugier ist lästig (“Lass mal sehen, was du da hast”), Neugier ist störend (“Was schreibst du gerade?”), Neugier ist indiskret (“Weißt Du, warum der M. neuerdings immer so früh nach Hause geht?”) Kein Wunder
Intellectual Curiosity Predicts Academic Success, Study Finds
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Intellectual curiosity is a strong predictor of future academic performance, says an article in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. That conclusion was based on a meta-analysis of 200 previous
Curiosity Doesn’t Kill The Student
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s good for the student. In fact, personality traits like curiosity seem to be as important as intelligence in determining how well students do in school.