Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nations have personalities, too.

Prior, I posted on personality differences between US racial groups in the big 5 . Here’s the global pattern. (I’m pretty busy so I don’t have time to comment on this now). Schmitt et al., 2007. THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF … Continue reading

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Articles of Interest

Jensen, 2011. The theory of intelligence and its measurement At a time of increasing attention to IQ variation among subpopulations, the FE promised to absolve the onus of unfavorable social attitudes engendered by these results. The seeming benevolent promise of … Continue reading

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Stereotype Accuracy

Do stereotypes contain a grain of truth? According to Satoshi Kanazawa [1], yes: “Stereotypes” have a bad name, and everybody hates stereotypes. But what exactly is a stereotype? What people call “stereotypes” are what scientists call “empirical generalizations,” and they … Continue reading

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Macroeconomics and genetics

Spolaore and Waczair, 2006. THE DIFFUSION OF DEVELOPMENT In this paper we have documented the following facts: First, differences in income per capita across countries are positively correlated with measures of genetic distance between populations. Second, genetic distance, an overall … Continue reading

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The General Mental Ability (GMA) of Black British

I’ve been going through the literature to double-check Lynn’s Global Bell Curve data. While there is some debate concerning the various magnitudes, the data is robust when it comes to African/White differences, at least, within or between the following countries/regions: … Continue reading

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Waiting for Flynn

[For updated estimates refer to: African National IQs, redux] [For further discussion on African IQ, see: AfrIQ-Notes] According to Wicherts et al. (2010), the average African IQ will markedly increase in the near-term due to the processes underlying the Flynn … Continue reading

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Getting information out there

OD just posted about Richwine’s recent study “The Myth of Racial Disparities in Public School Funding.” Richwine demonstrates that differences in school funding are not the cause of “the gap.” Nationwide, raw per-pupil spending is similar across racial and ethnic … Continue reading

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The other general factor – GFP

The existence of a GFP which divides the world into Alphas and Betas would be of no surprise to our game theorist friends. Just, 2011. A review of literature on the general factor of personality The position of a general … Continue reading

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Ethnoracial differences in personality

A reader inquired about research on ethnoracial differences in personality. There actually is a growing body of research on this. Why? Given IQ differences, to avoid unequal proportionality (i.e. disparate impact), a number of industrial psychologists have advocated using personality … Continue reading

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Articles of Interest: Cognitive Epidemiology

Deary, 2009. Introduction to the special issue on cognitive epidemiology Gale, et al., 2009. Intelligence in childhood and risk of psychological distress in adulthood The 1958 National Child Development Survey and the 1970 British Cohort Study Roberts, et al, 2009. … Continue reading

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