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Beautiful Minds

Finding Creativity on IQ Tests

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When I was a little tyke, my school psychologist told my parents that I was one of the most creative test takers he’d ever seen, but that it was a darn shame he couldn’t give me any points for being so creative on the IQ test. Instead, he shipped me off to a special school [...]

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Beautiful Minds

In Defense of Intelligent Testing

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I recently published a book called Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined. With a title like that, you’d think the book is one big anti-IQ, anti-testing manifesto. It isn’t. While the IQ test certainly has a less than pretty history of abuse and misuse, we can learn a lot about a child’s educational needs through the responsible use of intelligent testing. A [...]

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Beautiful Minds

Profiling Serial Creators

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Every single day, all across the globe, extraordinarily creative and talented students sit in our classrooms bored out of their minds. These budding innovators may differ drastically in what particular domain captivates their attention, whether it’s science and engineering, architecture and design, arts, music and entertainment, business and finance, law, or health care. Nevertheless, as Richard Florida [...]

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