Genetic Studies of Genius. By Walter F. Dearborn. See allHide authors and affiliations. Science 13 Aug Vol. 64, Issue , pp. This article by David Feldman presents the results of the author's follow-up study of those above IQ in Terman's "Genetic Studies of Genius." The author. Reviews the book, Genetic Studies of Genius. V. The Gifted Group at Mid-Life by Lewis M. Terman and Melita H. Oden . This is a continuation of the.
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By the 4th volume of Genetic Studies of Genius, Terman had noted that as adults, his subjects pursued common genetic studies of genius "as humble as those of policeman, seaman, typist and filing clerk"  and concluded: Today Of course, as time has passed, the sample has dwindled.
As ofthere were over members of the sample still alive.
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For example, one article found that men who skipped a grade in childhood had higher incomes throughout adulthood. Abstract In this volume a thousand gifted children studied over a period genetic studies of genius several years are analyzed as genetic studies of genius their later development.
The children concerned were first located and studied in and The "Termites," as they were called, are now in their seventies. In none of these follow-ups was the group who scored above singled out for comparison with the rest of the sample.
In order to make such a comparison for this study, 26 subjects were selected at random from Terman's original 1, The lives of these 15men and 11 women were compared with those of the 26 who had scored or above on the Stanford-Binet. Few formal analyses were made; genetic studies of genius and large, impressions are reported from a careful reading of each of the 52 files.
The comparisons made in genetic studies of genius article are between two groups of academically talented individuals. It would be a very different thing indeed if we were to compare the above IQ group with a group of average IQ individuals. This is more or less what has been done in the Terman studies for the sample as a whole.
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The rationale for comparing two groups with high IQ group and an average group. On this basis, the IQ group might reasonably be expected to stand out from the IQ group as dramatically as genetic studies of genius comparison of very gifted to average.
Is genetic studies of genius in fact the case? Therefore, the first volume of the study reported data on the children's family,  educational progress,  special abilities,  interests,  play,  and personality.
He also found that the children were usually social, were well-adjusted, did better in school, and were even taller than average. Data collected in the s also including a pioneering effort to implement above-level testing on a large scale, a practice that is widespread in gifted education today.