University of Waterloo Ph D student Gordon Pennycook recently surveyed around 300 individuals to determine if there is a link between intelligence and the belief in the mantras and dogmas perpetuated by “inspirational” quotes on social media.
Pennycook was inspired to conduct the study after stumbling upon a website chock-full of motivational quotes that bore little to no intrinsic value.
Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you.
In an interview with VICE, the researcher explained, I came across the website, I just kind of thought about if there was any research on this; I wanted to know if people thought those statements were profound.
I often see quotes that are maybe not quite as egregious, but you see a lot of motivational ones…there’s quotes and a picture of somebody who obviously did not say the quote — you come across that quite often.
Typically, intelligence is measured via an IQ test.
But according to a new study, there may be another way to evaluate people’s intellects: seeing if they take stock in the so-called “pseudo-profound” quotes that dominate social media.
Too bad these JP quotes are too straight-forward to be considered anything but stupidity.
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