Papers about training effects: a collection

Being tired of finding these over and over again. Posting here for posterity. Hausknecht, John P., Charlie O. Trevor, and James L. Farr. “Retaking ability tests in a selection setting: Implications for practice effects, training performance, and turnover.” Journal of Applied Psychology 87.2 (2002): 243. https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Retaking-ability-tests-in-a-selection-setting-implications-for-practice-effects-training-performance-and-turnover1.pdf Hausknecht, John P., et al. “Retesting in selection: A…

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Review: The raising of intelligence

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17772014-raising-of-intelligence-the Spitz, Herman H. The raising of intelligence: A selected history of attempts to raise retarded intelligence. 1986. http://bookos.org/book/2175637/d00805 Very useful book. I had read about it in multiple sources. It is a history of attempts to cure the retarded and in general raise intelligence. The answer to the question “how much can we boost…

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Review: The intelligence of dogs

The Intelligence of Dogs A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions Stanley Coren 320p   This book is not very technical, has almost no numbers or sources in it. It contains a wealth of at times funny anecdotes. It also contains references to shitty science, mostly Gardner and Sternberg’s…

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Review: Making sense of heritability

Download: http://www.libgen.net/search.php?search_type=magic&search_text=making+sense+of+heritability&submit=Dig+for   This is a GREAT book, which goes down to the basics about heritability and the various claims people have made against it. Highly recommended. Best book of the 29 i have read this year.   The denial of genetically based psychological differences is the kind of sophisti- cated error normally accessible only…

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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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