Review: The Nurture Assumption (Judith Harris)

This book turned out to be not what i had expected, but still interesting. Not sure why it got all the bad press. It’s behavior realistic but focuses on the environment which is what the author finds interesting. I think genetics is more interesting, but this is interesting too. The Nurture Assumption Why Children Turn…

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Intelligence/IQ/GRE by academic field

Data are based on GRE averages. Data from here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/01/classicists-are-smart/ I have sorted them for Average-SDU, i.e. estimated g (intelligence). As a funny note, top 10 includes 5 different physics fields. #11 is also physics… Data file here: IQ data by academic field GRE Illustrations from the same source. Field V-mean M-mean V-SDU M-SDU Average-SDU…

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Review: Helmuth Nyborg ed., The scientific study of general intelligence

[Helmuth_Nyborg]_The_Scientific_Study_of_General_I(Bookos.org) From Introduction It has been said: If you have no enemies, you have no point of view. Art has many enemies, and I will describe some of the more prominent in Chapter 20 in this volume. Fortunately, he also has friends. What do they say about him? Sandra Scarr (1998), herself certainly no stranger…

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A Galton quote of interest

General impressions are never to be trusted. Unfortunately when they are of long standing they become fixed rules of life and assume a prescriptive right not to be questioned. Consequently those who are not accustomed to original inquiry entertain a hatred and horror of statistics. They cannot endure the idea of submitting sacred impressions to…

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Ebook: The Scientific Study of General Intelligence: Tribute to Arthur Jensen (Helmuth Nyborg)

Nyborg, Helmuth, ed. The Scientific Study of General Intelligence: Tribute to Arthur Jensen. Access Online via Elsevier, 2003. [Helmuth_Nyborg]_The_Scientific_Study_of_General_I(Bookos.org) And this paper I thought was a book chapter from the above, but it wasn’t on further examination. But I will leave it here anyway. Nyborg, Helmuth. “The greatest collective scientific fraud of the 20th century:…

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Paper: Introducing the construct curiosity for predicting job performance

Introducing the construct curiosity for predicting job performance Mussel, Patrick. “Introducing the construct curiosity for predicting job performance.” Journal of Organizational Behavior (2012). I read this a while ago. pretty interesting. Summary The present paper provides a conceptual and empirical examination regarding the relevance of the construct curiosity for work-related outcomes. On the basis of…

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Review: Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century (John Glad)

Found here: http://whatwemaybe.org/ http://whatwemaybe.org/txt/txt0000/glad.john.2006.future_human_evolution.book.full.003k.en.pdf The homepage is really weird, but the book turned out to be… pretty good. At first I was not impressed, especially because he went into insufficient details with the g factor and stuff related to that. But really g factor or not, is somewhat unrelated to eugenics. It contains some interesting…

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