Beyond IQ: Scientific Tools for Training Problem Solving, Intuition, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, and More

Beyond IQ: Scientific Tools for Training Problem Solving, Intuition, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, and More

by Garth Sundem


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Forget the IQ tests and tweak those parts of intelligence that matter most to real world success.
Sure, having a high IQ is great. But surprisingly, science shows that mental abilities not captured in IQ tests can have the most impact in the real world—attributes like creativity, willpower, emotional intelligence, and intuition.
And yes—you can train those skills. In these pages, journalist Garth Sundem draws on interviews with psychology’s top experts and the latest research to show you how.
Beyond IQ is a new kind of braintraining guide, one packed with useful, engaging exercises scientifically shown to help you make the most of the brain you've got in the arena that matters most—life!"
BEYOND IQ is filled with simple pen-and-paper exercises that will help you:
—teach your mind to hear that "eureka" moment of insight
—improve your problem-solving skills
—use divergent thinking to boost your creativity
—retrain your intuition to become more trustworthy
—avoid the cognitive "blinkering" that too often comes with expertise
—expand your working memory
—practice your performance under pressure
—improve your pattern-recognition skills
—sharpen your emotional intelligence
—strengthen your willpower
And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770435967
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,280,222
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

GARTH SUNDEM is the author of numerous books, including Geek Logik and the pop-science guides Brain Candy and Brain Trust. His writing has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Esquire, Wired, and Men's Health. He lives in Colorado.

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Table of Contents



1. Insight
2. Practical Intelligence
3. Problem Solving
4. Creativity
5. Intuition
6. Your Brain on Technology
7. Expertise
8. Working Memory
9. Keeping Intelligence
10. Wisdom
11. Performance Under Pressure
12. Emotional Intelligence
13. Willpower
14. Multitasking
15. Heuristics and Biases

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