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Above Parr by Patricia Parr
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it was amazing

As a psychologist, I've had the opportunity to study prodigiousness in experimental settings. The current body of literature is, by and large, full of holes. What we know in terms of the brain function, social conditioning, and the psychological determinants of prodigiousness leave many questions unanswered. Having the opportunity to glance into the self-told story of such an individual - to learn of how their talents were received by peers, nurtured and (unfortunately) exploited, is illuminating. I highly recommend this book to anyone curious in learning about the subjective experiences, both good and bad, of a bonafide child prodigy.

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August 9, 2017 – Shelved

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