Saturday, January 15, 2005

Basic Instinct (washingtonpost.com)

Basic Instinct (washingtonpost.com) " In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell, a former science and business reporter at The Washington Post who now writes for the New Yorker, offers his account of this sort of seemingly instantaneous judgment. Readers acquainted with Gladwell's articles and his 2000 bestseller The Tipping Point will have high anticipations for this volume; those expectations will be met. The book features the fascinating case studies, skilled interweavings of psychological experiments and explanations and unexpected connections among disparate phenomenon that are Gladwell's impressive trademark.
For most readers, this feast will be more than enough. Yet, with a writer of Gladwell's talents, it is fair to raise the bar and evaluate him by more demanding criteria."
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Howard Gardner, a psychologist, is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. His most recent book is "Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People's Minds."

Howard Gardner has changed my mind (in very positive ways) many times.
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