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Title

Intelligence and intelligence-related personality traits

Abstract

Psychologists have searched for personality traits related to intellectual performance for nearly a half century. The greatest success has been obtained with traits that are closely related to intellectual functioning, as opposed to more general personality traits. Intellect-related traits include such characteristics as curiosity, but may also include less studied traits. A 76-item test of intellect-related personality traits was developed, measuring both traditional traits as well as less studied ones such as absorption. The test was administered to a group of 150 individuals, of whom 46 were Gifted children, and the remainder were either part of a chronological- or mental-age comparison group. Three component-based traits were obtained: Intellectual Absorption, Apathy, and Pleasure, and these were found to be related to intellectual performance.

Department

Psychology

Publication Date

4-1-1989

Journal Title

Intelligence

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0160-2896(89)90011-1

Document Type

Article

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