By (author) Michael J. A. Howe
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Genius Explained by Michael J. A. Howe
Book DescriptionIn Genius Explained Michael J. A. Howe addresses the commonly held belief that genius is born not made. Controversially he suggests that genius is not a mysterious and mystical gift but the product of a combination of environment, personality and sheer hard work. The exceptional talents of those we call geniuses are the result of a unique set of circumstances and opportunities, but in every case they are pursued and exploited with a characteristic drive, determination and focus which the rest of us rarely show. Michael J. A. Howe develops these ideas through a series of case studies focusing on famous figures such as Charles Darwin, George Eliot, George Stevenson, the Bronte sisters, Michael Faraday and Albert Einstein in this fascinating and accessible book which will be of interest to academics, students and the interested lay reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521008495
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. A. Howe
Psychology of High Abilities, Paperback (July 1999)
This text reveals the causes of impressive accomplishments, discovering how and why people differ in their capabilities. Topics covered include prodigies, geniuses, the acceleration of development in young people and the influences on young people.
Teacher's Guide to the Psychology of Learning, Paperback (April 1999)
Presents an account of how children learn and of the kinds of knowledge and skills they acquire at school. This title gives practical account of learning, remembering and related processes. It draws upon cognitive psychology to increase our understanding of those kinds of learning that are needed for making progress in the classroom.
IQ in Question, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Michael J. A. Howe
This text examines various theories regarding IQ. The author reviews and rejects claims such as: that IQ tests provide a measure of inherent mental capacities; that intelligence and "race" are linked; that there is a "gene for intelligence"; and that low IQ means restricted capabilities.
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