Intelligence and How to Get It
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.
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.
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