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The complexity of greatness : beyond talent or practice

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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What are the origins of greatness? The Complexity of Greatness brings together a variety of perspectives across various domains, including science, mathematics, expert memory, acting, visual arts,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN: 9780199794003 0199794006
OCLC Number: 852734462
Description: xxii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Credits --
List of contributors --
Preface / Scott Barry Kaufman, New York University --
Perspectives --
Where does greatness come from : a treasure hunt without a map / Samuel D. Mandelman, Teachers College, Columbia University and Elena L. Grigorenko, Teachers College, Columbia University, Yale University, Moscow State University --
Greatness as a manifestation of experience-producing drives / Wendy Johnson, University of Edinburgh --
If innate talent doesn't exist, where do the data disappear? / Dean Keith Simonton, University of California at Davis --
Whither cognitive talent? : understanding high ability, its development, relevance and furtherance / Heiner Rindermann, TU Chemnitz, Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams, Cornell University --
Young and old, novice and expert : how we evaluate creative art can reflect practice or talent / James C. Kaufman, California State University at San Bernardino, John Baer, Rider University, and Lauren E. Skidmore, California State University at San Bernardino --
Prodigies, passion, persistence, and pretunement : musings on the biological bases of talent / Martha J. Morelock, Vanderbilt University --
Savant syndrome : a compelling case for innate talent / Darold A. Treffert, University of Wisconsin --
Mindsets and greatness : how beliefs about intelligence can create a --
Preference for growth over defensiveness / Paul A. O'Keefe, New York University and CUNY Graduate Center --
Debate --
Giftedness and evidence for reproducibly superior performance : an account based on the expert performance framework / K. Anders Ericsson, Roy W. Roring, and Kiruthiga Nandagopal, Florida State University --
Yes, giftedness (aka "innate" talent) does exist! / Françoys Gagné, Université du Québec à Montréal --
Gagné is omitting troublesome information so as to present more convincing accusations : his accusations along with my own exploration of the evidence for innate talent / K. Anders Ericsson, Florida State University --
Domains --
Scientific talent : nature shaped by nurture / Gregory Feist, San José State University --
The promise of mathematical precocity / Linda E. Brody, Johns Hopkins University --
Memory expertise or experts' memory? / John Wilding, University of London --
Practice and talent in acting / Helga Noice and Tony Noice, Elmhurst College --
The rage to master : the decisive role of talent in the visual arts / Ellen Winner, Boston College and Harvard Project Zero; Jennifer E. Drake, Boston College --
Music in our lives / Jane Davidson and Robert Faulkner, University of Western Australia --
Creating champions : the development of expertise in sports / Paul R. Ford, Nicola J. Hodges, and A. Mark Williams, University of British --
Columbia --
Epilogue: michael howe remembered / Jane Davidson, University of Western Australia; John Sloboda, Keele University; and Stephen Ceci, Cornell University.
Responsibility: edited by Scott Barry Kaufman.

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