5 Struggles Only Smart People Understand

Have you ever felt that if you were smarter, you would have fewer problems in your life? We’ve all wished for some more intelligence when we got a bad grade or made a dumb mistake. But did you know that high intelligence can cause its own problems? If you can relate to these struggles, you're probably smarter than you realize. Writer: Brian Cham Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Naphia YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References: Damen, D., Van Amelsvoort, M., Van der Wijst, P., Pollmann, M., & Krahmer, E. (2021). Lifting the curse of knowing: How feedback improves perspective-taking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(6), 1054-1069. Holahan, C. K., & Holahan, C. J. (1999). Being labeled as gifted, self-appraisal, and psychological well-being: A life span developmental perspective. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 48(3), 161-173. Li, N. P., & Kanazawa, S. (2016). Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness. British Journal of Psychology, 107(4), 675-697. Robson, D. (2019). The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes. WW Norton & Company. Sakulku, J. (2011). The impostor phenomenon. The Journal of Behavioral Science, 6(1), 75-97. Wiemann, C. (2007). The “curse of knowledge,” or why intuition about teaching often fails. APS News, 16(10). Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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