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October 1932

Genius and Creative Intelligence.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(4):967-968. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240040212022

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Dr. Hirsch, onetime Fellow of the National Research Council and recently associate of Professor McDougall in the departments of psychology at Harvard and at Duke universities, is known for his previous works, which include "A Study of Natio-Racial Mental Differences," "An Experimental Study of the East Kentucky Mountaineers," "Twins; Heredity and Environment" and "An Experimental Study of Three Hundred Children over a Six Year Period." At present he is chief psychologist and research director of the Wayne County Clinic for Child Study.

This book is a careful and comprehensive survey of the occurrence and phenomena of genius considered from many points of view in an objective manner. Dr. Hirsch adopts the point of view of almost a pure biologist and uses as his standard the concrete criteria of mental testing and anthropologic research wherever this is possible. Yet he also makes the survey in the light of modernly conceived psychologic