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Ungifted [electronic resource] : Intelligence Redefined. Scott Barry Kaufman.

Kaufman, Scott Barry. (Author). Dixon, Walter. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781469055763 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (13 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Rego Park : Gildan Media Corp., 2013.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Walter Dixon.
Summary, etc.: 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....
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 326402 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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