Asian studies in Lithuania

The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn’t Always the Smart One

Original language: Japanese
Translated from: English
Authors: Kanazawa, Satoshi
Translated by: Norkūnienė, Nida
ISBN: 9786098168013
Published in: Vilnius
Published on: 2015
Publisher: Gelmės

This popular psychology book helps to understand the definition of intellect and its meaning in bigger cultural context and helps to distinguish intellect from self-value. According to the book’s author Satoshi Kanazawa it is not correct to put individual’s self-value and efficiency with his work results and author proves it with scientific researches and easily understandable examples from every day life. That is why this book is easily understandable to people who might not be very familiar with psychology or science. However, it is a good piece to read if you want to learn more and get to know interesting facts about intellect and how brain works.

Satoshi Kanazawa starts this book with simple explanations of terms used in the further texts, like, ‘evolutionary psychology’, ‘intellect’, or ‘The Savanna Principle’. These given definitions and examples help to understand further information in this book. One of this piece’s pros is that you can skip some parts of it if you do not feel like reading it. You can always come back to those parts since after reading the first paragraphs of this book you are familiar with the terms and general idea of the intellect.

After reading this book you will understand the idea of the IQ better and stop putting your value as a person with your intellect. Moreover, you will learn fun and interesting facts about your brain and how it works. Plenty of new topics to discuss with your friends and family.

Satoshi Kanazawa- evolutionary psychologist writer who uses this psychology to analyze topics, such as, economy, sociology and anthropology.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU