Stereotype accuracy: summary of some studies

Now that the video is up, here’s some other studies I came across. Falkenberg, L. (1990). Improving the accuracy of stereotypes within the workplace. Journal of Management, 16(1), 107-118. Has a pretty straightforward summary of stereotypes and stereotyping: Organizations experience high levels of inefficiency when decisions are based on inaccurate stereotypes. As humans are dependent…

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Predicting IQ from genetics: how far have we come? [January 2020]

Counting significant hits was always a dumb way to measure progress in genomic prediction of a trait. Breeders using animals and plants never bothered with this approach and they used ridge regression for best predictive power (a “two cultures” problem no doubt). Researchers in human genetics are starting to catch up, implementing clever Enet approach…

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Genius: The Natural History of Creativity (Hans Eysenck, 1995)

Eysenck, H. J. (1995). Genius: The natural history of creativity (Vol. 12). Cambridge University Press. The book is on LibGen I continue my Eysenck readings with his popular genius book (prior review The Psychology of Politics (1954)). Having previously read some of Simonton’s work, Eysenck sure is a very different beast! The writing style follows…

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Stereotype threat: current evidence in January 2020

Stereotype threat is: a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of conforming to stereotypes about their social group.[1][2] Stereotype threat is purportedly a contributing factor to long-standing racial and gender gaps in academic performance. It may occur whenever an individual’s performance might confirm a negative stereotype because stereotype…

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New paper out: Intelligence and Religiosity among Dating Site Users (with Jordan Lasker)

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Lasker, J. (2020). Intelligence and Religiosity among Dating Site Users. Psych, 2(1), 25-33. We sought to assess whether previous findings regarding the relationship between cognitive ability and religiosity could be replicated in a large dataset of online daters (maximum n = 67k). We found that self-declared religious people had lower…

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2019 in books

I document my reading habits on Goodreads platform, so it’s easy for anyone to follow along. I don’t review all books I read, just when I feel like it. I do however rate them all. 2019 is over, so I can look back at the year and see what I read. Below, I organized them…

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