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In the Know
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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Expected online publication date: October 2020
  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online ISBN: 9781108593298
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Book description

Emotional intelligence is an important trait for success at work. IQ tests are biased against minorities. Every child is gifted. Preschool makes children smarter. Western understandings of intelligence are inappropriate for other cultures. These are some of the statements about intelligence that are common in the media and in popular culture. But none of them are true. In the Know is a tour of the most common incorrect beliefs about intelligence and IQ. Written in a fantastically engaging way, each chapter is dedicated to correcting a misconception and explains the real science behind intelligence. Controversies related to IQ will wither away in the face of the facts, leaving readers with a clear understanding about the truth of intelligence.

Reviews

‘If I was King of the World, everyone would have to read this book. Those in the social sciences and education would have to read it twice. In the course of debunking myths, readers incidentally learn the truth about human intelligence. Even those who know intelligence research thoroughly will find this book worthwhile.'

Douglas K. Detterman - Louis D. Beaumont University Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

‘This book systematically explains and then destroys 35 common myths about intelligence with some of the most compelling findings ever established in psychological research. I'd recommend it to students, educators, and anyone who ever wondered about what intelligence is and where it comes from. It should be required reading for every college major.'

Richard J. Haier - Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine, USA, and author of The Neuroscience of Intelligence

‘Russell T. Warne has performed an admirable feat of scholarship. Press a copy of his book into the hands of anyone you know who is in a position to influence public understanding and opinion.'

James Lee - Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

‘Read this book and take a thought-provoking journey through human intelligence. The author shatters many misconceptions people have about intelligence and reveals the unvarnished truth with compassion and clarity. This book is a ‘must' for transformational leaders seeking to better understand the role of intelligence in education and society at large.'

Joyce E. Juntune - Instructional Professor of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University

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