Psychology

Prof Timothy Bates

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Position
Professor
Phone
+44.131 651 1945
Location
F33 (7GS)
Research Interests
Genetics, Cognitive epidemiology, Cognitive potential, Personality, Group behavior, Dyslexia, Language impairment
Biography

My work is on human needs, abilities, and resilience. As such it spans positive psychology, as well as cognitive and non-cognitive individual differences. I often use behavior and molecular genetic approaches to get at causality. Recent research includes.

  • How social status amplifies IQ (WSJ article).
  • The structure of Optimism; and of Eudaimonic well-being
  • A GWAS for dyslexia & the phonological loop
  • How education and learning to read (but not reading) raise IQ.
  • Genetic links of religion and group favoritism.
  • http://about.me/timothybates 

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