Does the Future of Social Science Lie Outside Academia? A New Kind of Smart, plus more weekly links


A selection of recent behavioral science news, articles, and resources of note:

  • Director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Scott Barry Kaufman is breaking down traditional conceptions of intelligence and working to define a “a new kind of smart.” (APA Monitor)
  • Barry Schwartz has a new book titled Why We Work (based on his most recent TED talk embedded below), in which he confronts the idea that we work primarily for pay. In a recent interview, Schwartz discusses work “Beyond the Paycheck.” In his review of the book, Sanford DeVoe asks “How is the notion that we work only for money not as jarringly antiquated as seeing a pregnant Betty Draper smoking and drinking?” (The Atlantic, The Psych Report)


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