COVID-19 Has Taught Us What Intelligence Really Is
COVID-19 has taught us something important about intelligence. It’s not just that we can get by without IQ-test proxies like the SAT and ACT that go by a number of different names to avoid being
Students in high-achieving schools are now named an ‘at-risk’ group, study says
Communities touting the best-ranked schools are often the most in-demand among families. But this competitive environment can come at a psychological cost to those attending them. Emerging research is finding that students in “high-achieving schools”
To Promote Inclusivity, Stay Away from Personality Assessments
My first experience taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.) was at a job where it was mandatory. The company’s chief executive announced that all employees would take the test as part of a quarterly staff
Many Explanations for Why Patients Overreport Their Symptoms
Some mental health patients report more symptoms than they actually experience and this is often attributed to malingering, when people intentionally inflate their symptoms for some benefit. The assumption that such patients are malingering tends to overshadow alternative explanations, even though research indicates that there are actually multiple pathways that could lead to overreporting. Researcher Harald Merckelbach of Maastricht University and colleagues review the available data and detail some of these alternative explanations in Current Directions in Psychological Science.
No one likes the SAT. It’s still the fairest thing about admissions.
The 33 hedge fund managers, Hollywood actresses, CEOs and other well-connected parents indicted this month didn’t just allegedly commit fraud or pay bribes to get their kids into elite schools. Authorities say they also hired
Myth: It’s Better to Stick to Your First Impulse Than Go Back and Change Multiple Choice Test Answers
A misconception that is ideally addressed early in the introductory course.