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Chapter 10

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Fall 2001

“I’m going to email him,” I tell my friend. She looks at me like I am crazy. I am starting to get used to this reaction. “Scott, you can’t just randomly email the head of the Cambridge Psychology Department! Who does that?” I sit down and think this through. I really want to step into the lion’s den and learn everything there is to know about intelligence. I need a mentor. I also am rather scared to stay in the country at the moment due to recent attacks. Which is why I searched online for intelligence experts in England. I came across Professor Nicholas J. Mackintosh, an expert on IQ and human intelligence. Since he was at Cambridge University, I dreamed of spires, ivy, and stained glass windows. Images of the prep school ...

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