Overlooked factors that determine success

What’s Not On The Test: The Overlooked Factors That Determine Success

What’s not on the test, Hidden Brain, NPR

So I said, you know, this is obviously true. But it turned out that in psychology at that time, there was a sense that somehow personality and the subject of personality was kind of, you know, a dark and unrigorous corner, whereas the IQ test, there we actually had machinery to measure it. We had ways to score tests and so forth and so on. So what I did then is that started a lifetime investigation on these social and emotional skills. The GEDs are very deficient in those. Now that we have good measures of those, we see that they’re far worse than the high school graduates. And there’s evidence, by the way, that staying in school, that working through will build those skills.

James Heckman

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