Letters; March / April 2010; Scientific American Mind; by Staff Editor; 2 Page(s)
Smarts vs. Sense
Regarding “Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking That IQ Tests Miss,” by Keith E. Stanovich: I have been teaching at the college level for more than a dozen years, and I’ve often wondered why some of my best and brightest students utterly fail in certain tasks that less “intellectual” students are able to excel in.
Thank you for the introduction to “dysrationalia,” a phenomenon that seems to explain a lot. I look forward to more insightful articles like this one in your pages.
Ryan G. Van Cleave