Who’s your out-group?

See related posts in rationalist sphere: Scott Alexander, I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup Jakob Falkovich, In-Groups, Out-Groups, and the IDW (in Quillette) So the story goes like this: once upon a time, the European countries had a great war. Then they had another great war. After the second one, people in academia who…

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Shuey (1966)

Audrey M. Shuey (who even has a barebones Wikipedia page) is one of the most important female early researchers in intelligence research along with Barbara Burks and Leta Hollingworth. Shuey, Audrey M. (1966). The Testing of Negro Intelligence (2nd ed.). New York: Social Science Press. First edition: Shuey, A. M. (1958). The testing of Negro…

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Transracial adoption study: Finet et al (2019)

More posts with this tag Asian (Chinese) international adoptees keep delivering.https://t.co/MZa9A2UHfq pic.twitter.com/heYRKqRdnx — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) January 11, 2020 Finet, C., Vermeer, H. J., Juffer, F., Bijttebier, P., & Bosmans, G. (2019). Remarkable cognitive catch-up in Chinese Adoptees nine years after adoption. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 65, 101071. We investigated (1) whether…

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Brainstorming alone

Most people have had the experience of being forced to do group brainstorming in schools, and various other places. This is supposed to increase creative output, more and better ideas. Research, however, shows exactly the opposite: Dunnette, M. D., Campbell, J., & Jaastad, K. (1963). The effect of group participation on brainstorming effectiveness for 2…

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New study out: Mental Illness and the Left

Well, this one has been public as as preprint for a while (PsyArxiv [this is tagged as private?!], OSF and ResearchGate ~9k views), but it is now officially published in Mankind Quarterly, the best place to publish human biodiversity content (also OpenPsych but currently inactive pending completion of ongoing development work). Kirkegaard, E. O. W….

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Hans Jürgen Eysenck memorial site

There is now a memorial site for Hans Jürgen Eysenck, the famous and controversial psychologist. https://hanseysenck.com/ The website includes free PDFs of many of his older works, including books going back to the 1950s! Some of these are actually quite informative, and I have previously reviewed some (Psychology of Politics, Genius: The natural history of…

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