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Ungifted Audiobook

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

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Publisher's Summary

Child prodigies. Gifted and Talented Programs. Perfect 2400s on the SAT. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Those children tapped as possessing special abilities will go on to achieve great things, while the rest of us have little chance of realizing our dreams. Right?

In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman - who was relegated to special education as a child - sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person’s personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory. In so doing, he increases our appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD.

Combining original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion, Ungifted proves that anyone - even those without readily observable gifts at any single moment in time - can become great.

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©2013 Scott Barry Kaufman (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"Fascinating… A smart, lucid, and down-to-earth exposition of the underlying neuroscience and the contentious history of theories of intelligence…. Blending incisive analysis with a warm sympathy for intellectual insecurities - and potential - Kaufman demonstrates that even the most ordinary mind is a strange and wondrous gift." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Interesting reading"

    I am a Inclusion coordinator (special education needs) and I am interested in the measuring of intelligence, how children are identified as having learning difficulties, how children are identified as gifted and talented and neurodiversity. As such I found this book to be a fascinating insight into the history of these topics. I only wish the author could compare his study of the American education system to other systems around the world such as England but that might be a good idea for a separate book entirely. Overall a very thorough and interesting read.

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    Joachim 22/04/2015
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    "An emotional journey through human intelligence"

    A truly enjoyable audiobook. There is definitely more to human intelligence than IQ, thanks for pointing out a good knapsack of others.

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    "Great content for the intellectually curious"

    ..but the audio could be read by a robot..it would be nice of the author had time to read the book.

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