Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

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Basic Books, Jun 4, 2013 - Psychology - 424 pages
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Child prodigies. Gifted and Talented Programs. Perfect 2400s on the SAT. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Those children tapped as possessing special abilities will go on to achieve great things, while the rest of us have little chance of realizing our dreams. Right?

In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman—who was relegated to special education as a child—sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person’s personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory. In so doing, he increases our appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD.

Combining original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion, Ungifted proves that anyone—even those without readily observable gifts at any single moment in time—can become great.
  

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Malcolm Gladwell-esque. A good read for those who doubt their creative/intellectual aptitudes. Not something for beach goers, though. Read full review

Review: Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

User Review  - Goodreads

Malcolm Gladwell-esque. A good read for those who doubt their creative/intellectual aptitudes. Not something for beach goers, though. Read full review

Contents

DEVELOPMENT
3
IQ
20
LABELS
32
WHOIS LEARNING DISABLED?
45
WHOIS GIFTED?
65
GIFTED SOULS
81
ENGAGEMENT
94
MINDSET
109
g
179
TALENT
216
CREATIVITY
248
REDEFINING INTELLIGENCE
289
Epilogue
317
Appendix
319
Notes 331
Index 383

SELFREGULATION
130
DELIBERATE PRACTICE
147

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About the author (2013)

Scott Barry Kaufman is adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University. He completed his doctorate at Yale, received an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and completed his undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University. He is co-founder of The Creativity Post, and writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American Mind. He lives in New York City.

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