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Scientific American Zach Hambrick Alexander P. Burgoyne Intelligence and the DNA Revolution

Intelligence and the DNA Revolution

By Alex Burgoyne & Zach Hambrick

We are a product of both our genetic makeup and our environments, as well as the complex interplay between the two.

Scientific American Zach Hambrick Alexander P. Burgoyne Intelligence and the DNA Revolution

Is Innate Talent a Myth?

By Zach Hambrick, Fredrik Ullén, & Miriam Mosing

It’s appealing to think that “all it takes is a lot of practice,” but the factors behind elite performance are more complicated than that.

NYT Zach Hambrick

Sorry, Strivers; Talent Matters

By Zach Hambrick & Elizabeth Meinz

How do people acquire high levels of skill in science, business, music, the arts and sports? This has long been a topic of intense debate in psychology.

Huffington Post Zach Hambrick

Are Experts Born or Made?

By Zach Hambrick

Why do some people learn complex skills with apparent ease, and ultimately reach expert levels of performance, while others struggle?

Psychology Today

The Right Stuff

Danielle Zhu

Many researchers believe the focus on practice—as essential as it is—has overshadowed other key factors behind expertise and performance.

Professor Studied How Elite Performers Reach the Top

Article by James R. Hagerty
Photo credit: Neil Charness

Dr. Ericsson's work and enthusiasm brought world-wide attention to the study of expertise, Dr. Hambrick said, adding: "It's hard to imagine this field without him."

How a Writer With a Ph.D. in Psychology Became a Poker Champ

Article by Michael Paterniti
Photo credit: Landon Speers

“If we live in a universe predicated on randomness and luck, Maria Konnikova writes in her fascinating new book, “The Biggest Bluff,” then on a planet of 7.5 billion people, the idea of “one chance in a million” isn’t so unusual.”

The Sheku Effect: A Classical Music Star Rises

Article by Zachary Woolfe
Photo credit: Greg Kahn

"Mr. Kanneh-Mason’s playing is more poised than fiery: levelheaded, though not exactly cool. But the enameled sunniness of his tone — milky yet bright — took on dashing spirit in the headlong sprint to the end."