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Communicating Intelligence Research

Department of Education Reform and Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Received: 2 September 2020 / Revised: 28 October 2020 / Accepted: 17 November 2020 / Published: 19 November 2020
Despite intelligence research being among the most replicable bodies of empirical findings—a Rosetta stone across the social sciences—the communication of intelligence research with non-intelligence researchers and the public remains a challenge, especially given ongoing public controversies throughout the history of the field. Hunt argued that “we have a communication problem.” This article is a call for intelligence researchers to consider communication at multiple levels—communication with other intelligence researchers, communication with non-intelligence researchers, and communication with the public, defined here as policymakers, practitioners, students, and general readers. It discusses ongoing tensions between academic freedom and social responsibility and provides suggestions for thinking about communication and effective research translation and implementation of intelligence research from the frameworks of science and policy research communication. It concludes with some recommendations for effective communication and stresses the importance of incentivizing more scholars to responsibly seek to educate and engage with multiple publics about the science of intelligence. View Full-Text
Keywords: science communication; teaching; education; open inquiry; research practice gap science communication; teaching; education; open inquiry; research practice gap
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Wai, J. Communicating Intelligence Research. J. Intell. 2020, 8, 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence8040040

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Wai J. Communicating Intelligence Research. Journal of Intelligence. 2020; 8(4):40. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence8040040

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Wai, Jonathan. 2020. "Communicating Intelligence Research" Journal of Intelligence 8, no. 4: 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence8040040

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