Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults

  title={Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults},
  author={Ian J. Deary and George David Batty and Catharine R. Gale},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1 - 6}
We examined the prospective association between general intelligence (g) at age 10 and liberal and antitraditional social attitudes at age 30 in a large (N = 7,070), representative sample of the British population born in 1970. Statistical analyses identified a general latent trait underlying attitudes that are antiracist, proworking women, socially liberal, and trusting in the democratic political system. There was a strong association between higher g at age 10 and more liberal and… 

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