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ERIC Number: EJ911636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
Intelligence and Interpersonal Sensitivity: A Meta-Analysis
Murphy, Nora A.; Hall, Judith A.
Intelligence, v39 n1 p54-63 Jan-Feb 2011
A meta-analytic review investigated the association between general intelligence and interpersonal sensitivity. The review involved 38 independent samples with 2988 total participants. There was a highly significant small-to-medium effect for intelligence measures to be correlated with decoding accuracy (r=0.19, p less than 0.001). Significant moderators included the type of decoding judgment (emotion vs. intended meaning judgments), decoding channel (audio-only vs. audio-plus-video channel), and target gender (both male-and-female targets vs. female-only targets). Interpersonal decoding accuracy requires some level of social sophistication and results of this meta-analysis suggest that part of that social sophistication involves the cognitive abilities comprising general intelligence. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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