Talk:Cognitive epidemiology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Psychology (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Psychology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Psychology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Biology  
WikiProject icon Cognitive epidemiology is part of the WikiProject Biology, an effort to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to biology on Wikipedia.
Leave messages on the WikiProject talk page.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Longevity and intelligence be merged into Cognitive epidemiology, because the associations between mortality and intelligence are one of the topics of cognitive epidemiology. Note that I already copied everything from the longevity article into this article.--Victor Chmara (talk) 14:19, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

As there's no protests, I'll go ahead with the merger.--Victor Chmara (talk) 08:45, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Health and intelligence vs. this article[edit]

Should we really have two separate articles? I see that "Cognitive epidemiology" do is a term with some usage in the literature. One definition is "Cognitive epidemiology is used here to mean the use of cognitive ability test scores as risk factors for human health and disease outcomes, including mortality." One problem is obviously the exclusion of health factors affecting IQ. So "Health and intelligence" is a broader topic.

How about making "cognitive epidemiology" a separate section in the "Health and intelligence" article? Not going to discuss I a merger just yet, waiting to see if there is any feedback.Miradre (talk) 21:16, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Health and intelligence is almost completely about the effect of various health deficiencies and interventions on intelligence. In contrast, this article is about the effect of intelligence measured at an early age on later health outcomes. These are two different topics. One is about the determinants of intelligence, the other about predictive validity. Both are substantial enough topics to warrant their own articles. What little there is about predictive validity (i.e. cognitive epidemiology) in Health and intelligence can be deleted or cut and pasted into this article.
I suggest we do the following:
  • Leave this article as it is.
  • Rename Health and intelligence to Impact of health on intelligence.
  • Make Health and intelligence into a disambig page with links to the above two articles.
--Victor Chmara (talk) 21:47, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Agree. Although since this article is not particularly long may it not be easier and avoid feedback problems if there is only a single article?Miradre (talk) 21:49, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
What do you mean by feedback problems? In any case, the two articles are conceptually separate, and just tucking cognitive epidemiology somewhere within the other article would not make sense. A disambig page would point the reader towards whichever side of health and intelligence he's interested in. This article can be expanded; there are several overview articles about the field, most of them by Deary.--Victor Chmara (talk) 22:08, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Health -> IQ -> Health. Although I do not feel strongly about this so if you object then that is fine.Miradre (talk) 22:09, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Well, I do feel that it's better to keep the two articles. There's plenty of material for both, and there's not much direct overlap between them. I've been meaning to expand this article.--Victor Chmara (talk) 22:22, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Please give you view on a new name for "Health and Intelligence": [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Health_and_intelligence Miradre (talk) 22:24, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Intelligence citations bibliography for updating this and other articles[edit]

You may find it helpful while reading or editing articles to look at a bibliography of Intelligence Citations, posted for the use of all Wikipedians who have occasion to edit articles on human intelligence and related issues. I happen to have circulating access to a huge academic research library at a university with an active research program in these issues (and to another library that is one of the ten largest public library systems in the United States) and have been researching these issues since 1989. You are welcome to use these citations for your own research. You can help other Wikipedians by suggesting new sources through comments on that page. It will be extremely helpful for articles on human intelligence to edit them according to the Wikipedia standards for reliable sources for medicine-related articles, as it is important to get these issues as well verified as possible. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 21:20, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Journal of Intelligence — Open Access Journal[edit]

Journal of Intelligence — Open Access Journal is a new, open-access, "peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original empirical and theoretical articles, state-of-the-art articles and critical reviews, case studies, original short notes, commentaries" intended to be "an open access journal that moves forward the study of human intelligence: the basis and development of intelligence, its nature in terms of structure and processes, and its correlates and consequences, also including the measurement and modeling of intelligence." The content of the first issue is posted, and includes interesting review articles, one by Earl Hunt and Susanne M. Jaeggi and one by Wendy Johnson. The editorial board[1] of this new journal should be able to draw in a steady stream of good article submissions. It looks like the journal aims to continue to publish review articles of the kind that would meet Wikipedia guidelines for articles on medical topics, an appropriate source guideline to apply to Wikipedia articles about intelligence. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 21:21, 5 December 2013 (UTC)