Comment on "The claim that personality is more important than intelligence in predicting important life outcomes has been greatly exaggerated"

B.H.H. Golsteyn*, J.J. Heckman, J.E. Humphries

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We comment on the publication by Zisman and Ganzach (2022). They conduct a replication of one of our earlier papers: Borghans, Golsteyn, Heckman, and Humphries (2016). Replications are valuable and Zisman and Gan-zach's (2022) analysis is an interesting and important contribution in its own right. However, their attempt at replication puts emphasis on one of the findings in our work and disregards its main message. In this comment, we restate the main message of our work and consider Zisman and Ganzach's (2022) findings from this perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101678
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022


  • Keywords
  • Intelligence
  • Achievement test
  • Personality

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