Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

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by Richard E. Nisbett
     
 

A bold refutation of the belief that genes determine intelligence.See more details below

Overview

A bold refutation of the belief that genes determine intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393065053
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,201,417
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Varieties of Intelligence 1

2 Heritability and Mutability 21

3 Getting Smarter 39

4 Improving the Schools 57

5 Social Class and Cognitive Culture 78

6 IQ in Black and White 93

7 Mind the Gap 119

8 Advantage Asia? 153

9 People of the Book 171

10 Raising Your Child's Intelligence ... and Your Own 182

Epilogue: What We Now Know about Intelligence and Academic Achievement 193

App. A Informal Definitions of Statistical Terms 201

App. B The Case for a Purely Environmental Basis for Black/White Differences in IQ 209

Notes 237

References 257

Credits 283

Index 285

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