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Welcome to the Aporia Research Roundup. Every Monday, we compile the most interesting studies and articles being shared in our network.
The first three links are always free, but we put our favourites (including the less politically correct ones) behind a paywall and the email only goes out to paid supporters.
A Century of Behavioral Genetics at the University of Minnesota. Emily Willoughby and colleagues examine the contribution that scientists at the University of Minnesota have made to the field of behaviour genetics. They conclude that those scientists have made a particularly large contribution in the domains of cognitive ability, drug abuse and mental health.
General cognitive ability, as assessed by self-reported ACT scores, is associated with reduced emotional responding: Evidence from a Dynamic Affect Reactivity Task. Michael Robinson and colleagues examine the relationship between cognitive ability and self-rated emotional response to images. They find that individuals with higher cognitive ability respond less emotionally, with delayed and less intense peak reactions.
Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns. In a classic article from 1996, Ulric Neisser and colleagues report the findings of a task force established by the American Psychological Association following the publication of The Bell Curve. While largely reaffirming the conclusions of that book, they suggest that the hereditarian hypothesis for the black-white IQ gap is not well-supported.