The structure of intuitive abilities and their relationships with intelligence and Openness to Experience

Agata Sobków , Jakub Traczyk , Scott Barry Kaufmann , Czesław Nosal


In this study, we aimed to explore the relationships between intuitive abilities, intelligence (explicit cognitive ability) and personality. We found that intuition is not homogenous and there are three types of intuitive ability: Coherence & Insight, Implicit Learning and Subjective Intuitive Abilities that showed different patterns of relationships with explicit cognitive ability and personality. Coherence & Insight was predicted by intelligence and Openness to Aesthetics. Implicit Learning was weakly predicted by explicit cognitive ability. Subjective Intuitive Abilities was predicted only by Openness subscales: Fantasy, Action and Ideas. We demonstrated that intuition is not a unitary psychological construct but rather a complex cognitive conglomerate that incorporates diverse processes and mechanisms and these intuitive abilities are largely independent from psychometric intelligence.
Author Agata Sobków (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Agata Sobków,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Jakub Traczyk (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Jakub Traczyk,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Scott Barry Kaufmann
Scott Barry Kaufmann,,
, Czesław Nosal (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Czesław Nosal,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesIntelligence, ISSN 0160-2896, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishIntuition Intelligence Openness Implicit learning Insight
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Languageen angielski
42. Sobkow et al.2018The structure of intuitive abilities.pdf 383.46 KB
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42a. Traczyk_oświadczenie.pdf 181.92 KB
42b. Sobków i Nosal_oświadczenia.pdf 367.87 KB
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.376; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.785 (2) - 2017=2.876 (5)
Citation count*15 (2021-03-03)
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