Summary of Naturals and Strivers
Preferences and Beliefs About Sources of Achievement
Experts claim to favor those who “strive” to achieve, but research suggests they prefer “natural talent” without realizing it.
Are so-called prodigies – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pablo Picasso, Bobby Fischer and Shirley Temple – more talented than those who “strive” for expertise? Most experts claim not. However, research from social psychologists Chia-Jung Tsay and Mahzarin R. Banaji reveals that authorities may, inadvertently, favor innate talent when evaluating performance. getAbstract believes this eye-opening examination will help those working in human resources and university admissions departments make better – and less biased – decisions for their organizations.
In this summary, you will learn
- What constitutes “naturalness bias,”
- What experiments revealed about the naturalness bias
- What implications the naturalness bias has for hiring and admissions experts
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