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  • OnWisdom podcast: Beware the Intelligence Trap! (with David Robson)

    by Igor Grossmann and Charles Cassidy, On Wisdom Click here to listen! ABOUT THIS EPISODE Do highly intelligent people actually take better decisions in their daily lives than everyone else? And if not, what’s missing from our picture of what it means to be ‘smart’? Can you be highly intelligent, yet...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The meaning of wisdom

    by David Brennan, Mediatel Newsline BE Insight's David Brennan shares his guide to creating wisdom out of intelligence I really enjoyed writing my last opinion piece, exploring the role of insight in an AI-dominated world. I also enjoyed the debate it sparked. So, having explored some of the philosophical...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Mind Wandering: A New Personal Intelligence Perspective

    Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American Once accused of being absent-minded, the founder of American Psychology, William James, quipped that he was really just present-minded to his own thoughts. Most recent studies depict mind wandering as a costly cognitive failure with relatively few benefits (Mooneyham...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Finding Creativity on IQ Tests

    July 18, 2013 Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American Excerpt: ...When administering an IQ test, it’s crucial that the psychologist adopt the intelligent testing approach. Coined by Alan S. Kaufman, intelligent testing involves a focus on the person being tested, and how that individuals responds, or...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Creative Mind Contradiction

    July 16, 2013 Michael Cathcart, ABC Online Michael Cathcart interviews cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined , and co-founder of The Creativity Post . Researchers in the field of creativity are constantly coming across cases of extreme introversion in...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Inside the Mind of a Savant

    By Darold A. Treffert and Daniel D. Christensen Kim Peek possesses one of the most extraordinary memories ever recorded. Until we can explain his abilities, we cannot pretend to understand human cognition "When J. Langdon Down first described savant syndrome in 1887, coining its name and noting...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Get Smarter

    Jamais Cascio writes for The Atlantic on evolving human intelligence. "Pandemics. Global warming. Food shortages. No more fossil fuels. What are humans to do? The same thing the species has done before: evolve to meet the challenge. But this time we don’t have to rely on natural evolution to make...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • Can wisdom be taught with words?

    Is wisdom a characteristic of a person or is it a skill that anyone could acquire? The idea of the wise person like Socrates or King Solomon has figured prominently in many cultures and suggests wisdom may be viewed as an individual trait. Even when wisdom is viewed as learnable, people often think that...
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