Galton, Terman, Cox: The Distinctive Volume II in Genetic Studies of Genius

  title={Galton, Terman, Cox: The Distinctive Volume II in Genetic Studies of Genius},
  author={Dean Keith Simonton},
  journal={Gifted Child Quarterly},
  pages={275 - 284}
  • D. Simonton
  • Published 22 May 2020
  • History
  • Gifted Child Quarterly
With just one exception, all of the volumes in Terman’s Genetic Studies of Genius report the results of a longitudinal study of more than a thousand intellectually gifted children. That single exception is Volume II, Cox’s single-authored The Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses, which instead was a retrospective study of 301 eminent creators and leaders, using historiometric methods to estimate their IQs (as well as to assess a subset of 100 on 67 character traits). This article… 
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