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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
""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, PhD
The Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
[A] clear and engaging summary of this mysterious and utterly important phenomenon written by arguably the world's exper
Paperback, 227 pages
Published February 5th 2009 by Springer Publishing Company (first published June 3rd 1999)
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Joe Rogel
I always give 5 stars to any book that changes my perspective or that helps me flesh out a concept I was struggling to refine in my head. This book did a bit of both.

The concept of intelligence, or who is or is not a genius sits as a common topic of discussion within both academic and non-academic circles. However Dr. Simonton challenges the analytical-heavy viewpoint of genius shared between the groups. Simonton argues that emphasis on the analytical and fact-accumulation (particularly in our e
This book made an already interesting topic all the more interesting and required no field specific knowledge to understand. It is written in a highly engaging voice, a rare treat among university texts, and was well organized into an intuitive structure. The one thing I wish was better justified was some of the discussion of statistical measures, coming from a math and statistics background, but I guess that is something I'll have to go into the source material to find.
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Renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to the study of genius, Dean Keith Simonton has provided his expertise to over 400 publications on the topic, including a dozen books entitled Genius, Creativity, and Leadership; Scientific Genius; Greatness; Genius and Creativity; Origins of Genius; Great Psychologists and Their Times; Creativity in Science; and Genius 101.

The recipient of several awa
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