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The Resource The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong, David Shenk

The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong, David Shenk

Label
The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong
Title
The genius in all of us
Title remainder
why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong
Statement of responsibility
David Shenk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • DNA does not make us who we are. Journalist David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic "giftedness," and presents new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines, Shenk maintains the problem isn't our inadequate genetic assets, but our inability, so far, to tap into what we already have. IQ testing and widespread acceptance of "innate" abilities have created an unnecessarily pessimistic view--and fostered much misdirected public education policy. The truth is much more exciting: our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli--a dynamic that we, as people and as parents, can influence
  • With irresistibly persuasive vigor, Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic giftedness and presents dazzling new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.2/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.S53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong, David Shenk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm320697486
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780385523653
Lccn
2009018376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535547019
  • (OCoLC)320697486
  • (Sirsi) a1022485
Label
The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong, David Shenk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-297)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm320697486
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780385523653
Lccn
2009018376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535547019
  • (OCoLC)320697486
  • (Sirsi) a1022485

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