satoshi kanazawa, intelligence and all its correlates
Satoshi Kanazawa seems to believe that intelligence explains, well, a lot of stuff. Here’s what intelligence is correlated with:
- a preference for classical music — Kanazawa, Satoshi and Kaja Perina. Forthcoming. “Why More Intelligent Individuals Like Classical Music.” Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
- physical attractiveness — Kanazawa, Satoshi. 2011. “Intelligence and Physical Attractiveness.” Intelligence. 39: 7-14.
- substance abuse — Kanazawa, Satoshi and Josephine E. E. U. Hellberg. 2010. “Intelligence and Substance Use.” Review of General Psychology. 14: 382-396.
- being a night owl — Kanazawa, Satoshi and Kaja Perina. 2009. “Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent.” Personality and Individual Differences. 47: 685-690.
- being a liberal and an atheist — Kanazawa, Satoshi. 2010. “Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent.” Social Psychology Quarterly. 73: 33-57.
- all kinds of other stuff — Kanazawa, Satoshi. 2010. “Evolutionary Psychology and Intelligence Research.” American Psychologist. 65: 279-289.
We all want sharp graduate students and colleagues, so based on the above we could almost develop a Kanazawa-quotient, a simple heuristic for hiring and selection. If you meet, say, three-four of the criteria, you should receive serious consideration: you like classical music, are attractive, have a substance abuse problem, are a night owl, liberal and an atheist.
More Kanazawa here.