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Kornilova T.V., Kornilov S.A. Intuition, intelligence, and personality traits (the results of trying and testing Rational Versus Experiential Inventory by S.Epstein et al.)

Full text in Russian: Корнилова Т.В., Корнилов С.А. Интуиция, интеллект и личностные свойства (результаты апробации шкал опросника С.Эпстайна)
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The results of trying and testing (total of 852 subjects) of Russian version of "Faith in Intuition" subscale (i.e., intuitive ability and use of intuition) of Rational Versus Experiential Inventory by S. Epstein are presented. Confirmatory factor analysis is used to test a single- and a two-factor model of the inventory. It is shown that the inventory has a two-factor structure with additional third factor of negatively-worded items. Additionally, relationships between intuition subscales scores and emotional intelligence (in case of no relationships with analytical abilities) as well as personality traits involved in the regulation of choice under uncertainty are demonstrated.

Keywords: intuition, intuitive style, use of, tolerance for uncertainty, intelligence, emotional intelligence, risk readiness, rationality, reflexivity


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 13-06-00049.


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Received 11 March 2013. Date of publication: 21 April 2013.

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Kornilova Tatiana V. Ph.D., Professor, Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kornilov Sergey A. Ph.D., Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kornilova T.V., Kornilov S.A. Intuition, intelligence, and personality traits (the results of trying and testing Rational Versus Experiential Inventory by S. Epstein et al.). Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 28, p. 5. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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