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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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Intellectual competitiveness of a country: the problem of national IQ mediation

Grigoriev A.A., Doctor in Psychology, Chief researcher of the laboratory of psychology and psychophysiology of creative activity, Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia,
Lapteva E.M., Ph.D. in Psychology, researcher, laboratory for psychology and psychophysiology of creativity, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia,
The study investigates the link between intellectual competitiveness of a country with the national IQ — the evaluation of the intelligence of a population. The hypothesis about a mediation of this link by such variables as expenses for research, the number of specialists who conduct research, the patent index, is tested. The results indicate that expenses on research and number of specialists, conducting research, but not patent index, probably, mediate relation between national IQ with such indications of intellectual competitiveness as the share of a high technological production in export.

Keywords: intellectual competitiveness, national IQ, mediation

Column: Psychology of intelligence


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