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4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  22 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 expert o
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Paperback, 227 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Springer Publishing Company (first published June 3rd 1999)
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Joe Rogel
Jun 23, 2010 Joe Rogel rated it it was amazing
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
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Feb 22, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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