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

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Abstract

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.

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Keywords: intellectual competitiveness, national IQ, mediation

Journal rubric: Psychology of Intelligence

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2018110311

For citation: Grigoriev A.A., Lapteva E.M. Intellectual competitiveness of a country: the problem of national IQ mediation. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2018. Vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 152–162. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2018110311. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Andrei A. Grigoriev, Doctor of Philology, Chief Researcher of the Laboratory of Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creative Activity, Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6186-2320, e-mail: andrey4002775@yandex.ru

Ekaterina M. Lapteva, PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Laboratory for Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creativity, Institute of Psychology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3051-6492, e-mail: ek.lapteva@gmail.com

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