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Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman
Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman
In Ungifted, Scott Barry Kaufman engagingly relates the history of our western view of intelligence and how weve come about measuring it. Fascinatingly, the process of the development of the IQ tests in use today was far less scientific than weve been given to believe, and based on an array of assumptions and biases on the part of the developers. He goes on to provide a comprehensive of review of recent discoveries in cognitive science and schools of thought on intelligence, giftedness and how our abilities work together. One of the beauties of Ungifted is that it is organized so that one can delve as deeply into the hard science as suits ones interest in a particular topic, or… Read more
The Faithful by S. M. Freedman
The Faithful by S. M. Freedman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure entertainment!, May 25 2014
This supernatural thriller/comedy/romance has something for everybody. The Faithful takes the best of this style of novel and elevates it to a whole new level with an evocative, literary writing style, well-fleshed out, extremely likeable characters that you want to invite home to dinner, and a gripping plot. I can hardly wait for the next one!
Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" &hellip by Richard Guare Phd
I own and have used Smart But Scattered, the original book for younger kids, but I'm not sure that I don't find this book even more useful. While the first book is filled with a great deal of wisdom, I found some of the elaborate incentive systems very difficult to implement and stick with. What I like about this one is all the wonderful general advice (very congruent with Michael Bradley's approach to teens, which is a personal favourite) and the specific systems for the different executive skills are presented with overarching guidelines that don't get too bogged down in detail. The addition of short case study examples is extremely helpful. I wish ultimately that the authors lived in… Read more

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