COVID-19 Has Taught Us What Intelligence Really Is

The characteristics of real-world problems are entirely different from the characteristics of problems on standardized tests. Standardized test problems are mostly multiple choice or short answer and have a right or wrong answer. Real problems require extended answers; there is no perfect answer, and sometimes, not even a very good one. Standardized test problems are … Continue reading COVID-19 Has Taught Us What Intelligence Really Is

IQ tests: are humans getting smarter?

This increase in IQ scores and the seeming tendency for intelligence levels to increase over time is known as the Flynn effect (named after the late US-born educator, James Flynn). And improvements in health and nutrition, better education and working conditions, along with recent access to technology have all contributed. While IQ test results have … Continue reading IQ tests: are humans getting smarter?

New Evidence That IQ Can Be Increased With Brain Training

Significant increases in general intelligence, of 28 points on average, can be produced by undertaking online relational skills training. Furthermore, significant improvements in overall educational aptitude can be achieved by a few months of practicing one’s relational skills. The Cassidy et al. study is the second such study to be published by the Maynooth University team … Continue reading New Evidence That IQ Can Be Increased With Brain Training

Are Left-Handed People Smarter?

Famous left-handed people Some famous lefties include great minds, such as: philosopher AristotleFrench emperor Napoleon Bonapartebaseball legend Babe RuthRenaissance artist Leonardo DaVinciformer president Barack ObamaMicrosoft founder Bill Gates What does the research say? The belief that handedness is associated with intelligence has been around for centuries. Research seems to support both sides of the argument. Here’s what … Continue reading Are Left-Handed People Smarter?

Money psychology expert: Why the smartest people make bad decisions—compared to those with average IQ

1. Intelligence increases the ability to fool yourself with elaborate stories about why something happened. Those with high IQ scores aren’t always fast learners, because they often try to cram the real world into the theories they’ve been taught, while average folks are better at accepting the real world at face value. 2. Intelligence pushes … Continue reading Money psychology expert: Why the smartest people make bad decisions—compared to those with average IQ

Is There a Connection Between Being Smart and Being Liked?

Smart people tend to be liked better than their peers, a new study focusing on adolescents found.Smart people tend to like fewer people than less intelligent people, and have a tendency to only like other intelligent people.The association between intelligence and likability is strongest at the beginning of a relationship—suggesting that, over time, smarts become … Continue reading Is There a Connection Between Being Smart and Being Liked?

Could an AI be your psychologist in the future?

Psychology and other “helping professions” such as counselling and social work are often regarded as quintessentially human domains. Unlike workers in manual or routine jobs, psychologists generally see no threat to their career from advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. However, we argue the typical psychologist’s job has four primary components: assessment, formulation, intervention, … Continue reading Could an AI be your psychologist in the future?

It May Be Possible to Improve Your IQ Score With Practice, Experts Suggest

The experts were divided as to whether someone could improve their IQ score with practice. Dr Ian Silver, an expert in intelligence and behavioral sciences from Cincinnati University, says that "most practice modalities, such as phone applications or online courses, will not increase IQ scores or intelligence generally." Doing the IQ test many times could improve your … Continue reading It May Be Possible to Improve Your IQ Score With Practice, Experts Suggest

How positive psychology reduces stress and boosts reading comprehension

The psychology of happiness and learning While stress disrupts the brain’s learning processes, a positive mood has the opposite effect. Cultivating a positive emotional state helps to reduce the harmful effects of stress and even improves cognitive function. Author and psychology expert Shawn Achor, who has conducted extensive research on positive intelligence, cites several examples in his best-selling book The Happiness Advantage. For example, in … Continue reading How positive psychology reduces stress and boosts reading comprehension

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

KEY POINTS Honing emotional intelligence skills can help individuals succeed over time.Developing emotional intelligence skills takes time, focus, and commitment.To improve your EQ, or emotional quotient, it may help to work on self-awareness, self-regulation, and finding your personal passion. Consider the following to hone your skills in the important area of emotional intelligence: Be in … Continue reading The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace