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Genius Concept

A preliminary  theoretical model for genius. 

  Vernon M Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA, BN&NP, DPM, MMed, Director, Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, Seattle, WA (Adj Full Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, St Louis University, St Louis, MO. www.PNI.org;  psyche@PNI.org; 206 527 6289


Dr Vernon Neppe hypothesized several new factors that may be relevant not only in exceptional intelligence but in the concept of genius and also prodigies. This is a preliminary  theoretical model for genius. This requires far more research

These factors are as follows:

Hypotheses of new factors in intelligence

Current factors that are well established.

g factor  general factor implying highly correlative convergent thought.

s factor   specific factor less correlative with convergent thought.

This is in addition to these factors. There is a need for consolidation of other elements.

New factors.

c factor   creative intelligence;  Unique, innovation demonstrated in one of several disciplines; convergent thinking; music, mathematics, science, chess are easier to quantitate than  art and literature. It is used above in the context of the U for Unique Creativity.

n   factor   implying nervous system integration of c and e with g and s.  Also involves volitional factors of executive function z,

e   factor: ego strength with emotional-cognitive functional combinations.

i  factor: intuition-inspiration factor

z factor: zeal, energy, motivation, drive,  volition, persistence, pursuit, perseverance (here the E for energy), how much does he want it? a factor: achievement pioneering or redirecting cultural comprehensible skills.

These factors combine into a useful mnemonic making up GENIUSES.

This reflects the qualities that are needed for Genius and how Child Prodigies do not necessarily exhibit the essential E and S.


The MULTISYSTEMS approach to genius and prodigies using the mnemonic Geniuses

 

GENIUSES

G  g  factor of intelligence

E: Ego strength / ego-strength / emotional;  Normal  communication:  biopsychofamiliosociocultural;

N     nervous system integration of  C with G and S factors.

G, E,  I,  S, C, using z

I     Intuition / inspiration elements;  nonlocality elements: i  factor

U   unique creativity   c factor.  divergence.  Originality, imagination;  lateral thinking

S    s factor:  specific aptitudes,

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E  energy.  relates to z factor,  zeal / persistence/ drive/ volition/ ardor/ keenness/ will  / motivation/ perseverance.

S:  skills manifesting within the cultural fabric.

 

Citation

Neppe VM: Intelligence assessment by history taking in child prodigies with adult achievement—the SCHIQ, in International Society for Intelligence Research Conference Book. Decatur, GA, 2008, p 21

 

 

 


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