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Ode to positive constructive daydreaming

A recent issue of the journal, Frontiers in Psychology, features a review article, “Ode to positive constructive daydreaming.” According to the article’s abstract: Nearly 60 years ago, Jerome L. Singer launched a groundbreaking research program into daydreaming (Singer, 1955, 1975, 2009) that presaged and … Continue reading

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Researcher finds that poverty’s ‘cognitive cost’ translates to as many as ten IQ points

A recent article on the Phys.org website summarizes new work by Harvard researchers investigating the effects of poverty on intelligence quotient measurements. According to the article: The accumulation of those money woes and day-to-day worries leaves many low-income individuals not only struggling … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT A Strong Interactive Link between Sensory Discriminations and Intelligence

According to the abstract of this article, which appears in the May 23 issue of Current Biology: Early psychologists, including Galton, Cattell, and Spearman, proposed that intelligence and simple sensory discriminations are constrained by common neural processes, predicting a close link … Continue reading

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Social Factors Can Affect Intelligence

In the New York Times, education writer Annie Murphy Paul interviews psychologists to provide insight into how academic performance is not just a factor of innate intelligence: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/intelligence-and-the-stereotype-threat.html?_r=0 ______________________________________________________________ In addition to providing occasional posts providing links to news from the … Continue reading

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