Read about new insights on child development from Current Directions in Psychological Science and Psychological Science. Activities and Programs That Improve Children’s Executive Functions Adele Diamond Executive functions (EFs) are critical for success in many different areas, such as school and friendships. The good news for those who have problems with More
The New York Times: Few of us are as smart as we’d like to be. You’re sharper than Jim (maybe) but dull next to Jane. Human intelligence varies. And this matters, because smarter people generally earn more money, enjoy better health, raise smarter children, feel happier and, just to rub More
Süeddeutsche Zeitung: Die Bedeutung einzelner Genabschnitte für den IQ wird überschätzt Wie erblich ist Intelligenz? Diese Frage treibt Wissenschaftler seit vielen Jahrzehnten um. Zuletzt tauchten oft simple Antworten auf diese komplexe Frage auf. Dieser oder jener Baustein im Genom eines Menschen übe einen starken Einfluss auf dessen generelle Intelligenz aus More
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 of Union College reveals the surprising fact that most of the specific genes long More
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) recently issued two R03 grant announcements. R03 grants support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The announcements are soliciting applications for (1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology More
CNN Español: Vamos a decirlo de frente: todo el mundo no es agradable. De hecho, ser bueno es más difícil para algunas personas que otras. Pero ¿es posible que “la amabilidad” esté predeterminada por los genes? Un nuevo estudio publicado en la revista Psychological Science sugiere lo siguiente: Si usted More
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