That 2005 study on IQ and marriage by sex

This study keeps getting attention. This otherwise alright Quillette piece: Mate Selection for Modernity Studies using data from classic online dating websites and speed-dating both found that men exhibited less of a preference for women whose intelligence or ambition exceeded their own. A study by four UK universities found that a woman’s likelihood of marriage…

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Polygenic euphemisms

As every reader knows, whenever powers that be come up with a new euphemism for something, this works, and the previous meanings and associations are quickly forgotten. That’s why we… oh right: Linguists are familiar with the phenomenon, which may be called the euphemism treadmill. People invent new words for emotionally charged referents, but soon…

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New paper out: Intelligence and General Psychopathology in the Vietnam Experience Study: A Closer Look

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Nyborg, H. (2021). Intelligence and General Psychopathology in the Vietnam Experience Study: A Closer Look. Mankind Quarterly, 61(4). https://doi.org/10.46469/mq.2021.61.4.2 Prior research has indicated that one can summarize the variation in psychopathology measures in a single dimension, labeled P by analogy with the g factor of intelligence. Research shows that this…

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