Category Archives: Intellect

Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

This Very Short Introduction describes what psychologists have discovered about how and why people differ in their thinking powers. The book takes readers from no knowledge about the science of human intelligence to a stage where they are able to … Continue reading

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Chess Grandmastery: Nature, Gender and Genius

In the late 1960s, a Hungarian teacher named László Polgár resolved to try an educational experiment. The author of a brassy parenting book called Bring Up Genius!, he sought to prove that, as one of his kids later put it, … Continue reading

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The Social Function of Intellect

Nature is surely at least as careful an economist as Henry Ford. It is not her habit to tolerate needless extravagance in the animals on her production lines: superfluous capacity is trimmed back, new capacity added only as and when … Continue reading

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