In the tradition of the mismeasure of man by stephen jay gould, world-class social psychologist richard e nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as something that is biologically determined and impervious to culture--with vast implications for the role of education as it relates to social and economic development. Race and iq: a theory-based review of the research in richard nisbett’s intelligence and how to get it j philippe rushton1, and arthur r jensen2 book intelligence and how to get it, with our own, to examine his thesis that cultural factors alone are sufficient to.
With that in mind, nisbett says, us schools and society should be far more focused on finding ways to effectively nurture children's intelligence nisbett spoke to the monitor about what parents and educators can do to help children reach their intellectual potential, as detailed in his new book, intelligence and how to get it: why schools and culture count (ww norton, 2009.
Intelligence and how to get it (why schools and culture matter) is a fascinating book about variation in intelligence and achievement, by one of the top experts in the field i found it quite balanced and readable, with all of the techinical discussion and references in appendixes at the back of the book. Intelligence and how to get it: why schools and cultures count kindle edition world-class social psychologist richard e nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as biologically determined and impervious to culture with vast it is a hopeful book in asserting that intelligence can be cultivated while dispelling the myth with hard.
In the tradition of stephen jay gould’s the mismeasure of man, world-class social psychologist richard e nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as biologically determined and impervious to culture with vast implications for the role of education as it relates to social and economic development. Richard e nisbett, a prominent cognitive psychologist who teaches at the university of michigan, doesn’t shirk the hard work in “intelligence and how to get it,” he offers a meticulous and eye-opening critique of hereditarianism. Author richard e nisbett gives an easily accessible account of what intelligence is, the different types of intelligence, how you get intelligence, along with what works and doesn't work in acquiring and maintaining intelligence in children and adults.
We juxtapose richard nisbett’s position, expressed in his book intelligence and how to get it , with our own, to examine his thesis that cultural factors alone are sufficient to explain the differences and that the nature + nurture model we have presented over the last 40 years is unnecessary.
Richard e nisbett is theodore m newcomb distinguished university professor of psychology at the university of michigan and research professor at michigan's institute for social research he has taught courses in social psychology, cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary psychology. Richard eugene nisbett (born 1941) is an american social psychologist and writer he is the theodore m newcomb distinguished professor of social psychology and co-director of the culture and cognition program at the university of michigan at ann arbor.
Social psychologist richard e nisbett, however, refuses to accept what he regards as a simplistic explanation for a much more complex reality in intelligence and how to get it, he shows how narrow genetic explanations ignore the dominant shaping forces of culture, economics, and education his refutation of arguments that intellect is essentially an accident of birth will provide encouragement for educators, parents, and citizens dedicated to social reform.