With 2020 coming to a close, I am proud to announce the year’s 10 most popular posts from my blog. In descending order of page views, they are:

  1. The one variable that makes growth mindset interventions work
  2. The $67.5 million wasted on stereotype threat research
  3. Thoughts on low national IQs, intellectual disability, and data quality
  4. 35 myths about human intelligence
  5. Forty years squandered by IQ environmentalists
  6. Initial thoughts on Charles Murray’s Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Class, and Race
  7. Teachers say the darndest things (about intelligence)
  8. Mindset theory in jeopardy after 2 new studies
  9. 35 mitos sobre la inteligencia humana
  10. So long, farewell to the National Association for Gifted Children

Unsurprisingly, given my scholarly interests and expertise, posts about IQ and intelligence dominate. Yet, growth mindset and stereotype threat were the topics of the two most popular posts, and mindset theory was also the topic of the 8th most popular post.

Not as funny as the old Letterman top 10 lists, but the format works for my blog, too.

The list is basically what I expected, though. These posts discuss topics that draw attention from scientists and laymen alike (unlike, say, the replication crisis in psychology), and most of these posts are non-technical. The only surprise on the list for me is my announcement when I allowed my membership in the National Association for Gifted Children to lapse. I thought that was “inside ball,” but it drew a lot more eyeballs (and support) than I expected.

Honorable Mentions

I also want to mention some important posts (listed in chronological order of publication) that did not make the list:

These posts might not be as sexy as the ones on the first list, but they cover topics that are important to my scholarly field and have wide implications. These posts deserve some love, and I hope that some of the titles intrigue you enough to read them.

Finally, I want to remind readers of my article about censorship at a scholarly journal that I wrote for the Games G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. Censorship in academia is real, and it is important for people to be aware of the problem and how it distorts the scholarly record.