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Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — a short film reveals its key findings

A child looks out from a school bus at the Daesungdong Elementary School.

In 1971, a psychologist named Julian Stanley issued the SAT to a group of 12- and 13-year-olds in an experiment that would eventually become one of the most revealing studies of human achievement.

The “Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth,” or SMPY, has tracked 5,000 of the smartest children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all students — for 45 years. It’s evolved from the lone SAT to include other IQ tests and college entrance exams.

A new short film from Vanderbilt University, where SMPY is run by researchers Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski, reveals some read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com