Applied Intelligence

Applied Intelligence

by Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Elena L. Grigorenko
     
 

Typical texts develop students' knowledge while only minimally developing the general skills they will need for success in school and in life. The goal of our text is to assist students in acquiring the most important skills for facing the diverse challenges life presents. The book contains an overview of theories of intelligence, but itself is based in large part on… See more details below

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Typical texts develop students' knowledge while only minimally developing the general skills they will need for success in school and in life. The goal of our text is to assist students in acquiring the most important skills for facing the diverse challenges life presents. The book contains an overview of theories of intelligence, but itself is based in large part on a theory according to which individuals need creative skills to generate new ideas and a vision for the future, analytical skills to make sure that the vision is a good one, and practical skills to execute the ideas and to persuade other people of their value. The book considers key skills in problem solving, logical reasoning, analysis of arguments, knowledge acquisition, creative and practical thinking, automatizing information processing, and avoiding life traps that derail even the most intelligent among us.

About the Author:
Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Tufts University

About the Author:
James C. Kaufman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he directs the Learning Research Institute

About the Author:
Elena L. Grigorenko is Associate Professor of Child Studies and Psychology at Yale and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Moscow State University (Russia)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521884280
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Views of Intelligence     1
The Theory of Successful Human Intelligence     24
Metacognition: Thinking with Metacomponents     48
Advanced Problem-Solving Steps     72
Cognitive Processing: Performance Components (I)     105
Cognitive Processing: Performance Components (II)     147
Logical Reasoning and Analysis of Arguments: Performance Components (III)     189
Inference and Inferential Fallacies     204
Knowledge-Acquisition Components     229
Coping with Novelty     255
Deciding for Creativity     291
Automatizing Information Processing     305
Practical Intelligence     354
Why Intelligent People Fail (Too Often)     384
References     393
Author Index     403
Subject Index     406

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