Intelligence

The Atlantic: As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory. IQ wasn’t a big factor in whom you married, where you lived, or what others thought of you. The qualifications for a good job, whether on an assembly line or More

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 your life, and the study wasn’t designed to prove that certain genes determine your future More

aeon: Is it just me, or is everybody out there looking for a quick fix? There is something highly compelling about the idea that there is a secret switch we can flip to become suddenly smarter, to reveal cognitive abilities hidden inside each of us. It is a notion that More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Pupillary Contagion in Infancy: Evidence for Spontaneous Transfer of Arousal Christine Fawcett, Victoria Wesevich, and Gustaf Gredebäck Pupillary contagion — when an individual’s pupil size influences the pupil size of an observer — is thought to be an automatic mechanism that facilitates More

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 and several important life outcomes, including professional achievement, financial security, geographic mobility, and upward social More