#98: Dr. Dean Keith Simonton PhD - Exploring Human Intelligence and What Makes a GeniusDec 28, 2021
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Dean Keith Simonton, my guest in this episode, has spent his entire life studying genius and what it takes to be one. Dean Simonton is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. With almost 600 publications under his belt and has written 14 books, he is an expert when it comes to understanding genius.
In this episode we discuss
👉 What is a genius and how do you define it
👉 How genius manifests itself and at what age
👉 Types of intelligence
👉 What can the rest of us learn from geniuses
👉 How to live a meaningful life according to Dean
👉 And so much more!
You don’t want to miss this episode as it will help you better understand intelligence.
0:53 What is a genius?
9:25 When do you manifest genius and the types of intelligence
16:00 Recognizing genius
22:22 What can we learn from geniuses
24:35 How to live a meaningful life
28:38 Dean’s message to his younger self
37:20 The main difference between Dean and other people who didn’t achieve as much
45:00 The main lesson from Dean’s book
Connect with Dr. Dean Keith Simonton
University website: https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/people/fzsimon
Research citations: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=R70qDtIAAAAJ&hl=en
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