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Overconfidence linked to one’s view of intelligence
March 7, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Ehrlinger-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researcher Joyce Ehrlinger has found that a person’s tendency to be overconfident increases if he or she thinks intelligence is fixed and unchangeable.

Rock Doc column: Does pointing point to deep intelligence?
November 12, 2013

By E. Kirsten Peters

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I don’t know the full heritage of my mutt from the pound, Buster Brown by name. Buster was listed as a “Lab mix” by the Humane Society but my vet has said he is more of a German shepherd mix. We all can agree he’s a mongrel – indeed, one or both of his parents may have been mutts themselves.

New insights into role of belief in learning
October 31, 2013

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By J. Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – With support from a $1.6 million grant, a new faculty member is studying people’s beliefs about whether intelligence can be increased and how this shapes attitudes, behaviors and expectations.

New insights into intelligence role in start of Pacific war
September 20, 2013

MinoharaPULLMAN, Wash. – Recently uncovered documents about prewar Japanese intelligence that offer new insights into World War II will be discussed in a free public presentation at Washington State University Pullman. Tosh Minohara, professor in the Graduate School of Law at Kobe University, Japan, will present “Reconsidering the Road to Pearl Harbor: The Role of Intelligence in Decision Making,” noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Bryan Hall 324.