Does the Ivy League’s prestige encourage bad ideas to flourish?

The announcement of the content of my upcoming book, In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths About Human Intelligence has been very well received. I’ve aimed the book towards the interested layman, and I have had several emails and social media messages from non-psychologists stating that they were looking forward to the book. There are two

The one variable that makes growth mindset interventions work

Do you believe that how hard you work to learn something is more important than how smart you are? Do you think that intelligence is not set in stone, but that you can make yourself much smarter? If so, congratulations! You have a growth mindset. Proposed by Stanford psychologist Carol S. Dweck, mindset theory states

35 Myths About Human Intelligence

Earlier today I submitted the final text for my upcoming book In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths About Human Intelligence. It feels good to have it in the hands of my publisher. There is still some work to do, but most of it is work that my publisher has to do–not me. The book has

Hans Eysenck’s personality epidemiological research: Fishy and fraudulent

The latest scientific scandal is a re-examination of the work of Hans Eysenck, a British psychologist who very prominent in his lifetime. One recent study ranked him as the 13th most eminent psychologist of the 20th century (Haggbloom et al., 2002). A different study ranked him as the 46th most influential psychologist of all time

The jangle fallacy: Aptitude ≈ achievement

After my last post about the jingle fallacy, it is impossible to resist talking about the jangle fallacy. In short, the jangle fallacy occurs when a person treats two concepts as being different because there are different words for them. The jangle fallacy occurs because “. . . psychologists can name more things than they

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