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Trouble With Geniuses Part 1
Transcript of Trouble With Geniuses Part 1
Abstruse: hard to understand; recondite
Mitigation: The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.
Chronicling: Record (a related series of events) in a factual and detailed way
Intuition: A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.
Ballast: Heavy material, such as gravel, placed low in a vessel to improve its stability Christopher Langlan is considered a key character because he has an IQ of 195, which may be the highest IQ ever.
Lewis Terman created a group of “termites”, which was a group of children with especially high IQs.
Poole had an IQ that was good enough, and he had a sense of imagination that helped him to be more successful. IQ-Lewis Terman created this to test peoples intelligence quotient.
Brick and blanket test- it tests your creativity
Nobel peace prize- a prestigious award given to outstanding people. 1. Who is Chris Langlan?
A man who has possibly the highest IQ of anyone alive. 2. Where does Langlan once make an appearance that Gladwell mentions?
Langlan makes an appearance on the television show 1 vs. 100. 3. What is the Stanford-Binet test?
The Stanford-Binet test is a test for intelligence. 4. Who developed the Stanford-Binet test?
Lewis terman created the Stanford-Binet test. 5. What does Lewis Terman begin doing in the 1920's?
In 1920 Terman begins developing his group of “termites”, or intelligent students. 6.What does Terman believe will be true of individuals with high IQ scores?
He concludes those with a high IQ have greater potential and will therefore flourish in adulthood. 7. What is the conclusion Terman comes to about high IQ children?
Terman ends up realizing that he overestimates IQ, because all of his “termites” end up with ordinary jobs and the same chance of success as other children. 8.What does Gladwell say has a thresh hold?
Gladwell says that there is thresh hold to success. 9. To what characteristic does Gladwell compare the importance of IQ?
He compares the IQ to the height of a basketball player. 10. What does Gladwell call having a higher IQ?
Gladwell says having a higher IQ gives you an advantage. 11. What does Langlan display at a very young age?
He displays remarkable intelligence at a very young age. 12. What does Gladwell address before he finishes the story about Chris Langlan?
The subject of IQ. 13.At what university does Lewis Terman teach?
He teaches at Stanford university. 14. How does Terman find appropriate subjects for his research?
He sifted through school records. 15. Through what age range are school children tracked?
from very young through adults 16.What does Gladwell think that being taller than another basketball player will do for a basketball player?
He believes it gives an advantage but no guarantees. 17.What does Gladwell say on has to have to gain success?
just be smart enough 18.What does Gladwell delay discussing until the next chapter?
the rest of Langlan's story