Episode 27: Separating Truth From Mental Myths
On this episode we discuss some widely held ideas about education, giftedness, and intelligence that may not be as rooted in science as we thought. Explore some of our most revered and trusted theories along with us. Our guest is Devon MacEachron, who has spent much of her career tracking down the facts and sorting through the fiction.
About the guest - Dr. Devon MacEachron earned her B.A. from Amherst College (graduating in the first class of admitted women), her M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (graduating in the top 3% of her class), and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. She has a private practice in Manhattan, specializing in consultations and assessments of gifted and twice-exceptional learners.
Links of interest - Devon MacEachron, Twitter, Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration, Jane Piirto’s Research re Dabrowski’s Theory (pdf), Big Five Personality Traits, Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.