Is Success in Our Genes?
Many factors influence the course of a person’s career, from a strong personal motivation to succeed to a leg up because of a family connection. One factor that psychological scientists are increasingly exploring is the
Can your genes predict future success in life?
CBS: Your genes may play a part in whether or not you’ll enjoy career and financial success, researchers suggest. But, these “success” genes aren’t necessarily your destiny. They may play only a small role in
Genetic Variations Linked with Social and Economic Success
Psychological characteristics link genes with upward social mobility, according to data collected from almost 1000 individuals over four decades. The data suggest that various psychological factors play a role in linking a person’s genetic profile
Genes and the American Dream
Scientific American: Nearly a century after James Truslow Adams coined the phrase, the “American dream” has become a staple of presidential campaign speeches. Kicking off her 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton told supporters that “we need to
The American Dream Is Alive and Well, Just Not So Much in America
TIME: Millions of immigrants have flocked to the United States in the hopes of making better lives for themselves. Nowadays, however, people hoping to achieve the iconic “American Dream” could be better off heading to
Poverty’s Role in Intellectual Development
CityLab: Whether intelligence is more the product of nature or nurture has long fascinated American social scientists and the general public alike. Typically the result is explained as some balance of genetics and environment, but