Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Networking Makes People Smarter; Smarter People Go Networking

I heard a piece from Dr. Brian McDonough on the radio this morning that caught my ear: To Get Smart, Study Suggests Building a Social Network

They did a study at the University of Michigan where they looked at 76
college students and they basically had them do one of three things: watch
'Seinfeld,' do intellectual exercises, or participate in social discussions.

Those who participated in the social discussions actually scored better on
memory and mental process tests.

I couldn't find the study in the Personality and Social Pschychology [sic] Bulletin, so I wasn't sure if the study showed that networking made you smarter or that smarter people choose to network. Either way, it's smart to network.

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