Book Discussion on Intelligence and How to Get It

Richard Nisbett talked about his book Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count (W.W. Norton and Co.; February 2,… read more

Richard Nisbett talked about his book Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count (W.W. Norton and Co.; February 2, 2009). In his book Professor Nisbett contends that a person’s cultural background provides the greatest influence on their potential intelligence. Mr. Nisbett counters the argument that genetics dictates intelligence, and presents his thoughts on how to re-evaluate the current education system. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

Richard Nisbett is a distinguished university professor and a professor in psychology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of several books, including The Geography of Thought. close

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Book Discussion on Intelligence and How to Get It

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 25, 2009
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May 26, 2009

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  • May 25, 2009 | 4:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2009 | 4:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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