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The question combines concepts of motivation, IQ, and effects of study over time. There is a modest (r=.3) correlation between IQ and openness to experience, which makes brighter people also more interested in a range of topics. In addition, higher IQ leads to learning about areas that an individual is not much motivated towards: This is why general ...


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I have to disagree with Arnon a bit and want to expand on some of his points. The following is not meant as an answer to the question but just an extended comment to Arnon's answer. General intelligence vs multiple intelligences There are theories of intelligence that posit a general intelligence which determins performance in all areas. According to these ...


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Intelligence refers to a general cognitive capacity, it does not refer to knowledge in specific fields of study. This means that yes, it is possible to have high intelligence but have low knowledge / performance in a specific academic area. Having said that, IQ tests are validated against academic performance - that is to say, they are adjusted so as to ...


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This was much longer than I expected! There's quite a bit of ground to cover, but I try to go over it quickly. So, there are two implicit theoretical assumptions in your question: We have an "affect program" for fear in our brain (e.g., Ekman & Cordaro, 2011). When the fear program is activated, a specific pattern of changes in experience, behavior, ...



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