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Intelligence and How to Get it free pdf From the damning research of The Bell Curve to the more recent controversy surrounding geneticist James Watson's statements, one factor has been consistently left out of the equation: culture. In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould's "The Mismeasure of Man", Richard E. Nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as biologically fixed, asserting that culture matters most in shaping our future. Intellect is not primarily genetic but is principally determined by societal influences. As the first major work to stake out such firm far-reaching positions on the central role of culture in moulding cognition, this book promises to reignite the fierce debate over society's role and responsibilitiy in nurturing IQ, with vast implications for structuring the educational system, the economy and society at large.

About Richard E. Nisbett

Richard E. Nisbett is Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and Research Professor at Michigan's Institute for Social Research. He has taught courses in social psychology, cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary psychology. His research focuses on how people from different cultures think, perceive, feel, and act in different ways. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and the William James Fellow Award of the American Psychological Society and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Author : Richard E. Nisbett
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 12 February 2010
ISBN : 0393337693
EAN : 9780393337693
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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