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The genius checklist : nine paradoxical tips on how you can become a creative genius

Author: Dean Keith Simonton
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
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What it takes to be a genius: nine essential and contradictory ingredients.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Simonton, Dean Keith.
Genius checklist.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017050207
(OCoLC)1011557273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Keith Simonton
ISBN: 9780262347167 0262347164 9780262347174 0262347172
OCLC Number: 1051770912
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Contents; Prologue; Tip 1. Score at Least 140 on an IQ Test / Don't Even Bother Taking the Test!; Terman's Stanford-Binet and His 1,500+ "Termites"; Testing the IQ of Dead People: Cox's 301 Geniuses; Tested Intelligence or Achieved Eminence? It's Your Choice!; Tip 2. Go Stark Raving Mad / Become the Poster Child for Sanity!; Creative Genius versus the Uncreative Non-Genius; Artistic Genius versus Scientific Genius; Superlative Genius versus Also-Ran Creators; The Paradoxical Upshot; Tip 3. Start Out as a Zygote with Super Genes / Carefully Pick Your Home and School!; Hereditary Genius. Nature ... or Nurture?Scientific Revolutionaries, Creative Artists, and Diversifying Experiences; Closing Nature-Nurture Perplexities; The Ultimate Message?; Tip 4. Be the Oldest Kid in Your Family / Make Sure You're Born Last!; Primogeniture: The Lucky Firstborn Child; Yet, Hurray for the Laterborns!; Why Would Your Birth Order Even Matter?; My Advice?; Tip 5. Study Hard All Day and Night / Indulge Your Wide Interests, Hobbies, and Travels!; The 10-Year (or 10,000-Hour) Rule; Rules Are Made to Be Broken; Copernicus Redux. Tip 6. Impeccable Perfectionists Rule / More Failures Mean More Successes!Why Be Perfect?; Why Not Become Imperfect?; But Can You Beat the Odds?; Just Follow Mozart's Example!; Tip 7. Turn Yourself into a Child Prodigy / Wait Until You Can Become a Late Bloomer!; Kids in a Big Hurry!; Taking Your Dear Sweet Time; Is Normal Optimal?; Tip 8. Do Your Best to Die Tragically Young / Just Live to a Ripe Old Age!; First, Best, and Last Hits; Extra Points for Picking Your Death Day?; Caveat Emptor!; Tip 9. Withdraw Alone to an Isolated Retreat / Social Network with Kindred Spirits! The Lone Genius Rides Again!But Golden Ages of Creative Genius!; Genius and Zeitgeist Coexist!; Multiples Deconstructed; Epitaph; Epilogue; Tip 1: Score at Least 140 on an IQ Test / Don't Even Bother Taking the Test!; Tip 2: Go Stark Raving Mad / Become the Poster Child for Sanity!; Tip 3: Start Out as a Zygote with Super Genes / Carefully Pick Your Home and School!; Tip 4: Be the Oldest Kid in Your Family / Make Sure You're Born Last!; Tip 5: Study Hard All Day and Night / Indulge Your Wide Interests, Hobbies, and Travels! Tip 6: Impeccable Perfectionists Rule / More Failures Mean More Successes!Tip 7: Turn Yourself into a Child Prodigy / Wait Until You Can Become a Late Bloomer!; Tip 8: Do Your Best to Die Tragically Young / Just Live to a Ripe Old Age!; Tip 9: Withdraw Alone to an Isolated Retreat / Social Network with Kindred Spirits!; One More Thing; Endnotes; Prologue; Tip 1; Tip 2; Tip 3; Tip 4; Tip 5; Tip 6; Tip 7; Tip 8; Tip 9; References; Index.
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A surprisingly swift and wry overview of the occasionally contradictory factors that can foster creative genius.-Publishers Weekly

 
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