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Homosexuals Are Smart?

Homosexuals Are Smart? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In three large population surveys (USA's AddHealth and GSS, UK's NCDS), Kanazawa found a small positive correlation between estimated IQ and self-reported homosexual behaviour or identity.

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Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals?
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High childhood IQ linked to subsequent illicit drug use, research suggests

High childhood IQ linked to subsequent illicit drug use, research suggests | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use, particularly among women, new research suggests.
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Zowied's curator insight, October 13, 2014 7:33 PM

Good statistics and interesting in regards to intelligence "trends" among society.

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Creative People and Those with Mental Health Issues Share Common Traits

Creative People and Those with Mental Health Issues Share Common Traits | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

People with extraordinarily high IQs and very creative individuals have often been accused of walking a fine line between genius and mental instability. But do people with extremely creative personalities and people with legitimate mental health issues have similar traits? According to a new study led by Andreas Fink of the University of Graz, they do.

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Feeding your baby on demand 'may contribute to higher IQ'

Feeding your baby on demand 'may contribute to higher IQ' | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that babies who are breast-fed or bottle-fed to a schedule do not perform academically as well at school as their demand-fed peers.
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Why aren't we smarter already? Evolutionary limits on cognition

Why aren't we smarter already? Evolutionary limits on cognition | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
We put a lot of energy into improving our memory, intelligence, and attention. There are even drugs that make us sharper, such as Ritalin and caffeine. But maybe smarter isn't really all that better.
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IQ Can Rise And Fall In Adolescence

Intelligence, as measured by Intelligence Quotient (IQ), can rise or fall significantly during our teenage years, and these changes are accompanied by changes in brain structure, according to new research published in the journal Nature that suggests the findings may have implications for the way children are tested and streamed at school.

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