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Keith E. Stanovich

Keith E. Stanovich is Professor Emeritus of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto and the author of What Intelligence Tests Miss, awarded the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Education.

Titles by This Author

Toward a Test of Rational Thinking

Why are we surprised when smart people act foolishly? Smart people do foolish things all the time. Misjudgments and bad decisions by highly educated bankers and money managers, for example, brought us the financial crisis of 2008. Smart people do foolish things because intelligence is not the same as the capacity for rational thinking. The Rationality Quotient explains that these two traits, often (and incorrectly) thought of as one, refer to different cognitive functions.