Stimulation seeking and intelligence: a prospective longitudinal study.

@article{Raine2002StimulationSA,
  title={Stimulation seeking and intelligence: a prospective longitudinal study.},
  author={Adrian Raine and Chandra A. Reynolds and PeterH. Venables and Sarnoff A. Mednick},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={
          663-74
        }
}
The prediction that high stimulation seeking 3-year-olds would have higher IQs by 11 years old was tested in 1,795 children on whom behavioral measures of stimulation seeking were taken at 3 years, together with cognitive ability at 11 years. High 3-year-old stimulation seekers scored 12 points higher on total IQ at age 11 compared with low stimulation seekers and also had superior scholastic and reading ability. Results replicated across independent samples and were found for all gender and… 

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