Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin.
How The Mind Works, by Steven Pinker.
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, by E.O. Wilson.
The Mismeasure of Man, by Steven Jay Gould.
The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins.
Myths of Gender, by Anne Fausto-Sterling.
The Bell Curve, by Hernstein and Murray.
Suggested Links and Reading for Research Topics
1. To get the best information about Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences, make sure to read his book Frames of Mind, which was published in 1983. A tenth-anniversary edition was published in 1993 with a new introduction from the author.
2. Other suggested books written by Gardner:
3. For a comprehensive list of ALL of Gardner's books and articles check out: http://edweb.gsn.org/edref.mi.th.html
4. A great link for all of the projects done based on Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences: http://edweb.gsn.org/edref.mi.th.html
5. Some other great websites about Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences:
6. If you want to take a survey about your multiple intelligences check out: http://snow.utoronto.ca/Learn2/mod3/miinventory.html
1. Make sure to check out the journal article that gives the results of the study done on genes and genius:
Chorney, M.J., Chorney, K., Seese, N., Owen, M.J., Daniels, J., McGuffin, P., Thompson, L.A., Detterman, D.K., Benbow, C., Lubinski, D., Eley, T. and Plomin, R. (1998). A quantitative trait locus associated with cognitive ability in children. Psychological Science, 9, 159-166.
2. If you want to find more information about intelligence and genes,
check out this site:
3. If you want to find out more information against the idea that intelligence is genetically based, check out these books that respond to Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve.
1. The book with the complete list of the estimated IQ's is:
2. If you do not want to buy the book and just need a website to check
out for some more estimates try these:
1. Bibliography for the papers written about Einstein's brain:
2. If you want to find more information about the studies done on Einstein's
brain, check out these sites: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/ein.html
1. Check out these websites for tons of information about Autistic Savants
2. For the most comprehensive bibliography list about Autistic Savants, containing 205 entries, check out: http://www.wismed.org/foundation/bibliography.htm
3. A great movie portraying an Autistic Savant is Rainman with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Dustin Hoffman's character, Raymond Babbit, was an autistic savant who displayed many incredible abilities.
"That 1988 movie, in its first 101 days, accomplished more toward bringing Savant Syndrome to public awareness than all the efforts combined of all those interested in this condition the past 101 years following Dr. Down's 1887 description of this disorder." Make sure to watch this amazing film!