More intelligent people are significantly more likely to exhibit social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history. Specifically, liberalism and atheism, and for men (but not women), preference for sexual exclusivity correlate with higher intelligence, a new study finds. The study, published in the March 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychology Quarterly, advances a new theory to explain why people form particular preferences and values. The theory suggests that more intelligent people are more likely than less intelligent people to adopt evolutionarily novel preferences and values, but intelligence does not correlate with preferences and values that are old enough to have been shaped by evolution over millions of years.”
Alexandra Courtis is a freshman at Harvard living in Greenough Hall. She is a
member of ICMUN, the First-Year Social Committee, HNMUN, HMUN, Model
Congress, Model Congress Europe, as well as the women’s club tennis team.
Alexandra performed her research at University of California at Davis under
Professor Susan M. Kauzlarich. Alexandra has been a member of the Kauzlarich
Group since 2005 and hopes to pursue a career in research. For her work on
silicon nanoparticles, Alexandra has received induction to the 2007 National
Gallery of Young Inventors, the 2007 Davidson Fellowship Laureate Award in
Science, the Patricia Beckman Project of the Year Award at the 2007
California State Science Fair, multiple awards at ISEF 2007, was named a 2007
Intel Science Talent Search Finalist, and presented her work at the 232nd
American Chemical Society National Exhibition and Meeting. This summer,
Alexandra received a scholarship to perform research at the Weizmann Institute
of Science in Rehovot, Israel where she studied gold nano-island films for
sensing applications under Professor Israel Rubenstein.
Thoughts after reading this:
Yes, exactly 5:37.
Dr. Eric Kandel: The author of the most intense neuro textbook on Earth, which I happen to own (thankyouLucianoandprofessormurphy). Also his work within the physiology of memory is mind-blowing. I shall make it an official goal of mine to meet Dr. Kandel.
He’s also one of the major reasons I plan on applying to P & S for grad school. That and the fact that they only enroll 150-160 students per graduating class.
“In 2007, 6,946 people applied and 1,194 were interviewed for 155 spots.”
What a character.
This is a group on facebook. I don’t know what it means, but Charles is a member. Charles is also from Paris, so he knows what it means. I’d rather not ask him.
All I know is that:
- It’s pimp
- It’s in French
- It refers to “your woman, and I will take away my bite…”
- I think I figured out what it means…
- Whateva. I’m still joining.