Genes, Brains, and Human Potential

Genes, Brains, and Human Potential

The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

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"In Genes, Brains, and Human Potential, Ken Richardson illustrates how the ideology of human intelligence has infiltrated genetics, the brain sciences, and psychology, flourishing in the vagueness of basic concepts, a shallow nature-versus-nurture debate, and the overhyped claims of reductionists. He shows how ideology, more than pure science, has come to dominate our institutions, especially education, encouraging fatalism about the development of human intelligence among individuals and societies. Building on work being done in molecular biology, epigenetics, dynamical systems, evolution theory, and complexity theory, Richardson maps a fresh understanding of intelligence and the development of human potential informed by a more complete and nuanced understanding of both ideology and science."--dust cover
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780231178426
0231178425
Characteristics: xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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