Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Child's Self Control Is Second Only To IQ In Predicting Adult Success And Health

From "Stage set early for success, or failure: Good self-management by age 3 predicts adult health and wealth" by Bruce Bower in ScienceNews:
Intelligence, as measured by IQ tests, has long held sway as the prime mental influence on health and achievement. But self-control’s close link to adult health and accomplishment remained after researchers accounted for children’s IQ scores and family income. “Self-control and intelligence are both valuable for life success, but after years of effort, IQ has proven difficult to change through interventions,” [Duke University psychologist Terrie] Moffitt says.
Read the complete ScienceNews article here.

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