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1 Julian Newman

2 Evgeny Kissin

3 Joshua Bell

4 Chris Langan

5 Intelligence Assessment: Brief History Galtons view of intelligence

6 Intelligence Assessment: Brief History Binets view of intelligence In intelligence there is a fundamental faculty, the alteration or the lack of which, is of the utmost importance for practical life. This faculty is judgment… - Binet (1905)

7 Lewis Terman A strict hereditarian – nature as the overwhelming determinant of all aspects of functioning, psychological and otherwise

8 Lewis Terman Were culture and nature merely like a suit of clothes that the individual could don or doff virtually at will? Termans answer…was an emphatic no. Termans interest in geniuses was to demonstrate that their intellectual superiority was matched by their superiority in many other socially desirable attriburtes (Cravens, p. 184). A strict hereditarian – nature as the overwhelming determinant of all aspects of functioning, psychological and otherwise

9 Lewis Terman Were culture and nature merely like a suit of clothes that the individual could don or doff virtually at will? Termans answer…was an emphatic no. Termans interest in geniuses was to demonstrate that their intellectual superiority was matched by their superiority in many other socially desirable attributes (p. 184). Genetic Studies of Genius; first longitudinal study Tracked children with IQs in the genius range Initial sample included 354 boys and 307 girls Major conclusion: good things go together

10 Mr. Gladwells Take Terman didnt understand what a real outlier was, and thats a mistake we continue to make to this day…

11 Mr. Gladwells Take The relationship between success and IQ works only up to a point. Once someone has reached an IQ of somewhere around 120, having additional IQ points doesnt seem to translate into an measureable real-world advantage (p. 79).

12 The Threshold Hypothesis IQ Success ?

13 The Threshold Hypothesis …take a look at the following list of where the last twenty-five Americans to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine got their undergraduate degrees…


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