Investment traits and intelligence in adulthood

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JournalJournal of Individual Differences
DatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Issue number2
Volume34
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)82-89
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Intelligence-as-knowledge in adulthood is influenced by individual differences in intelligence-as-process (i.e., fluid intelligence) and in personality traits that determine when, where, and how people invest their intelligence over time. Here, the relationship between two investment traits (i.e., Openness to Experience and Need for Cognition), intelligence-as-process and intelligence-as-knowledge, as assessed by a battery of crystallized intelligence tests and a new knowledge measure, was examined. The results showed that (1) both investment traits were positively associated with intelligence-as-knowledge; (2) this effect was stronger for Openness to Experience than for Need for Cognition; and (3) associations between investment and intelligence-as-knowledge reduced when adjusting for intelligence-as-process but remained mostly significant.

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  • intelligence, investment traits, knowledge, Need for Cognition, Openness to Experience

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