Author: RHogan

Intelligence and Good Judgment

It is hard to overstate the importance of the concept of intelligence for applied psychology; intelligence testing may be the most important single contribution psychology has made to larger society. Advocates of intelligence testing provide data showing that IQ predicts virtually every significant life outcome from income and occupational status to life expectancy. Nonetheless, the… Read more »

Why Personality Matters

Why does personality matter? To answer this question, we need to resolve two prior issues: 1. What is personality? 2. Who wants to know why personality matters? The answer to the question, “What is personality?” is that there are two answers. There is what we call “personality from the inside” and there is what we… Read more »