Category Archives: Intelligence

Analytical Thinkers are More Skeptical About Religious Ideas, Research Shows

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Four independent sets of studies show that there is a link between analytical thinking and religious disbelief. The results of the studies are described briefly in this post. Continue reading

Does Brain Training Work or is it a Waste of Time? This is What Research Shows

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Brain training is a hot topic. It’s a million-dollar business and its popularity is still increasing. We have been interested in increasing people’s intelligence since the study of intelligence, but computerized brain training is a relatively new invention. Continue reading

Self-Efficacy is Related to Motivation and Performance, Research Shows

Believe and you will achieve.

The degree to which people believe in themselves and their own capabilities is important for their motivation and success.  People’s capabilities are important, but what they believe they can do is at least as important! Continue reading

Are You Wise? Here is a 5 Factor Checklist Based on Research

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“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.” – David Hume

What is wisdom? Wisdom can be defined as an expert knowledge system concerning the fundamental pragmatics of life, and it has five major components, research shows (Baltes & Staudinger, 2000):

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Psychological Myopia: The Tendency to Think Short-Sightedly

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Psychological myopia refers to the tendency in decision makers to focus on information immediately related to their judgment and to ignore other, less prominent, pieces of information. Continue reading

What is the Evidence for Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

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This post sums up the theory of multiple intelligences and considers it in the light of evidence. So, is it true that people have multiple intelligences?

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Early Signs of Extraordinary Abilities Predict Success

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Kell and colleagues (2013) published a longitudinal study on highly gifted individuals. The authors wanted to examine whether the talents of these individuals predicted their future success such as work and study accomplishments. Continue reading