Book review: Kevin Mitchell’s Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are (2018)

This is a pretty good book. It covers a lot of basics, and gets almost everything right. Twins, adoptees, genomics are given ample attention. Mitchell is very interesting in developmental randomness, so this point gets a lot of coverage. Good! Not many people accept this. The book is fine on sex differences too, and even…

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2020 in books

2020 was a productive year in terms of book reading. I set a goal of 25 and I ended up at 54. I track my book reading at Goodreads, and here’s the 2020 page. Saving you the work, here’s the books with links and comments. Other stuff Read this just to get some background on…

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Review: Psychological Testing: Theory and Practice (Colin Cooper)

Cooper, C. (2018). Psychological testing: theory and practice. Routledge. This is a pretty food good introduction to psychometrics (the science of psychological measurement). There is the now customary dislike for NHST, more focus on effect sizes, mostly equation-free presentation (except when needed). The table of contents gives a good idea of the conceptual space covered:…

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Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing by Harald Baumeister, Christian Montag (2019, book review)

Baumeister, H., & Montag, C. (Eds.). (2019). Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing: New Developments in Psychoinformatics. Springer Nature. This book offers a snapshot of cutting-edge applications of mobile sensing for digital phenotyping in the field of Psychoinformatics. The respective chapters, written by authoritative researchers, cover various aspects related to the use of these technologies in…

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Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences by Yueh-Ting Lee, Lee J. Jussim, and Clark R. McCauley (1995, review)

Did anyone reads this 1995 edited book on stereotype accuracy? Seems it didn't get too much attention. It's on libgen.https://t.co/Gmb5LpLVgO pic.twitter.com/3rb6AmWVm3 — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) January 25, 2020 McCauley, C. R., Jussim, L. J., & Lee, Y. T. (1995). Stereotype accuracy: Toward appreciating group differences. American Psychological Association. http://93.174.95.27/book/index.php?md5=A0B7B83B064D2C087EEBDEA8032D90EA I recently tweeted this…

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