The Edinburgh International Science Festival, together with psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud, has launched an on-line public participation survey to discover the Secret of Success. Background? Education? Looks? Gender? What makes some people successful and not others?
How do we measure success in our own lives? Members of the public are being asked to answer these questions, and others, to try to determine whether certain attributes of character or background are indicators of a successful future.
Dr Raj Persaud said “Some evolutionary psychologists now argue that behavioural scientists have not yet distinguished between what demands modern life makes upon us which are 'evolutionarily novel' in contrast to which are closer to being part of human nature, or what we evolved to being good at naturally. While a person can be academically outstanding – a learned and therefore novel achievement – they may not be good at making friends – an evolutionarily imprinted achievement. This survey aims to test these theories and to find out what really are the secrets of success.”
Be part of this exciting study and event. Click here
to take part - it only takes a few minutes.
Dr Persaud will be revealing the results of the survey, and discussing the theories behind the research, at The Secret of Success
at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on Monday 2 April 2012.