Investment and intellect: a review and meta-analysis.

  title={Investment and intellect: a review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Sophie von Stumm and Phillip L. Ackerman},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={139 4},
Cognitive or intellectual investment theories propose that the development of intelligence is partially influenced by personality traits, in particular by so-called investment traits that determine when, where, and how people invest their time and effort in their intellect. This investment, in turn, is thought to contribute to individual differences in cognitive growth and the accumulation of knowledge across the life span. We reviewed the psychological literature and identified 34 trait… CONTINUE READING
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