Genius 101. the Psych 101 Series. Dean Keith Simonton

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Genius 101. the Psych 101 Series. by Dean Keith Simonton
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Genius 101 makes for a great read on a centuries-old scientific puzzle - as well as a lively text on the wellsprings and manifestations of genius.Teresa M. Amabile, PhDThe Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business AdministrationHarvard BusinessMoreGenius 101 makes for a great read on a centuries-old scientific puzzle - as well as a lively text on the wellsprings and manifestations of genius.Teresa M. Amabile, PhDThe Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business AdministrationHarvard Business School[A] clear and engaging summary of this mysterious and utterly important phenomenon written by arguably the worlds expert on the topic.

Nearly 30 years of Simontons fascination and focused intellect on the topic of exemplary genius come together in this brief, accessible and insightful volume. If only all introductory courses were this much fun!--Gregory J.

Feist, PhDSan Jose State UniversityThe latest, and possibly most comprehensive, entry into this genre [on the study of genius] is Dean Keith Simontons new book Genius 101... Simonton, a psychology professor at the University of California, Davis, is one of the worlds leading authorities on the intellectually eminent...--Time Magazine, February 13, 2009Genius 101 is an extremely readable and entertaining book: I read it in one sitting....Each chapter is informative, well organized, provocative, and entertaining.

This book presents the best short introduction to genius to be found.--Robert SternbergPsycCritiques Are geniuses born or made? How do psychologists measure genius? Is it genius, or is it madness?Genius, contrary to common belief, is not strictly a matter of intelligence. Intellect, personality, creativity, even serendipity play a significant role in molding a genius.

So, what does it mean to be a genius?Genius 101 examines the many definitions of genius, and the multiple domains in which it appears, including art, science, music, business, literature, and the media. Dr. Simonton introduces the study of genius theory and the research supporting it, using non-scientific, accessible language-fit for a non-genius.The Psych 101 SeriesShort, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology.

With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.-chapter



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