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Jonathan Wai, Ph.D.
is a psychologist, writer, and research scientist at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and an expert on multiple issues surrounding the development of intellectual and creative talent. He earned his doctorate in psychology from Vanderbilt University where he taught at Peabody College. His work has been highlighted by the New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, WSJ China, Marketwatch, Scientific American, American Scientist, CNBC, NBC News, Reuters, Wired, Forbes, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, The Week, Reason, Education Week, Power Lunch, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Yahoo!, and newspapers around the world. It has also been discussed in reports by the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Board, and the journal Science. His writing has appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, Forbes, Forbes China, Inc., TechCrunch, Business Insider, Education Week, Yahoo! and Yahoo! China among many others. In addition to his column at Psychology Today, he is also a contributing writer to Business Insider, The Creativity Post and Getting Smart. Dr. Wai has been awarded multiple international Mensa Awards for Research Excellence for his work on intelligence and creativity and serves on the board of directors of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation. He lives with his wife, dog, and two cats in Durham, North Carolina. You can find his CV here and links to representative publications along the right side of this page.Jonathan Wai, Ph.D.,
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Finding the Next Einstein: Why Smart is Relative discusses research findings in areas such as intelligence, creativity, psychology and education, touches upon multiple issues surrounding the identification and development of intellectual and creative talent, and explores how these issues might be relevant to what's going on in the world.
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