intelligence

As every researcher knows, participants are central to the success of a study. This is especially true of longitudinal cohort studies where the project can last decades, tracking the natural history of health and disease. A unique exhibition taking place in Edinburgh is...

We live in a society full of upbeat claims and ego boosts. And that can be just fine… who doesn’t like to hear positive messages about how great they are? However, this also means that ‘grandiosity’ is flourishing. You, the organisation you work for, the group you belong to,...

Another day, another compilation from the doyen of intelligence researchers Robert Sternberg. This time he has rounded up the 19 most cited researchers in a selection of the most successful textbooks on intelligence (it was 20, but Earl Hunt was sadly too ill to contribute),...

Opening the joint British Academy and British Psychological Society lecture with a picture of a nondescript Edinburgh property, Professor Ian Deary said ‘This is just a story, about this house, and the clutter I found in it.’ But what ‘clutter’: imagine becoming mildly...

Intelligence and Human Abilities: Structure, Origins and Applications
Colin Cooper

Few constructs in psychology enjoy such a well-documented and validated track record as intelligence and cognitive abilities. Their applications...

"When we look meticulously, with fresh eyes, at the working worlds of the glassblower, the mechanic or even the humble restaurant server, we can often observe exquisite combinations of physical, emotional, social and intellectual acumen, orchestrated in real time and...

A longitudinal study in Brazil was a hit with the media recently due to its findings on the positive impact of breastfeeding on cognition. The research prompted...

Many moons ago, an unknown sage travelled to the Greek temple at Delphi and inscribed ‘Know yourself’ on a pillar – an act that initiated a discussion about self-understanding that has continued through today. Plato explored the inscription’s meaning in his dialogue Philebus...