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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.
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The Slow and Steady Demise of South Africa. Drawing on both data and interviews, Bartholomäus Grill and Fritz Schaap chronicle the decline of governance in South Africa since the end of apartheid. They describe a country wracked by high unemployment, widespread corruption, rampant criminality, deteriorating infrastructure and frequent power outages.
Longitudinal cohort study of childhood IQ and survival up to age 76. In a classic article from 2001, Lawrence Whalley and Ian Deary examine the association between IQ measured at age 11 and survival up to age 76 in a large Scottish sample with minimal attrition. They find that individuals with an IQ of 85 were only 63% as likely to be alive at age 76 as those with an IQ of 115.
Testing the Empathizing–Systemizing theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism in half a million people. David Greenberg and colleagues test predictions derived from empathizing–systemizing theory in a large sample composed primarily of British people. They find that differences in empathizing and systemizing scores explain much more of the variance in autism than do demographic variables, including sex.
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