Intelligence

Scientific American: Is intelligence innate, or can you boost it with effort? The way you answer that question may determine how well you learn. Those who think smarts are malleable are more likely to bounce back from their mistakes and make fewer errors in the future, according to a study More

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Die Einstellungen eines Menschen lassen sich bereits im Kindesalter vorhersagen. Wer als Zehnjähriger in Intelligenztests schlecht abschneidet, pflegt als Erwachsener eher rassistische Vorurteile, berichten Psychologen um Gordon Hodson von der Brock University in Kanada (Psychological Science, online). Rechts-konservative politische Anschauungen spielten dabei die Rolle als Katalysator, argumentieren die More

The Daily Beast: Brain training to sharpen memory. Aerobic exercise to preserve gray matter. Meditation to hone connections between reason and emotion. It all sounds great, but there’s something that has long bothered us about the growing number of studies pinpointing ways to buff your brain: they don’t go far More