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First published in 1985, this book presents a 'triarchic' theory of human intelligence that goes beyond IQ in its conceptualisation and implications for assessment. The theory has three parts. The first deals with relations between intelligence and experience; the second, with relations between intelligence and the external world; the third part with relations between intelligence and the internal world of the individual. Robert J. Sternberg begins by sketching the history of intelligence research. He then outlines the three parts of the theory and adduces supporting evidence, including evidence from studies of 'practical' as well as 'academic' intelligence. He considers the issues raised by exceptional intelligence and by intelligence testing. His conclusions will be of interest to all those concerned with intelligence, its development and its measurement.
Beyond I.Q.: A Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence contends that the influence of certain psychological factors upon intelligence is strong enough to be considered highly significant in the evaluation of I.Q. The triarchic theory of human intelligence, accordingly, reaches "beyond I.Q."
Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Conceptions of intelligence; Part II. The Triarchic Theory: subtheories: 2. The context of intelligence; 3. Experience and intelligence; 4. Components of intelligence; Part III. The Triarchic Theory: tests: 5. Fluid abilities: inductive reasoning; 6. Fluid abilities: deductive reasoning; 7. Crystallised intelligence: acquisition of verbal comprehension; 8. Crystallised intelligence: theory of information processing in real-time verbal comprehension; 9. Social and practical intelligence; Part IV. The Triarchic Theory: some implications: 10. Exceptional intelligence; 11. Implications of the triarchic theory for intelligence testing; Part V. Concluding Remarks: 12. Integration and implications; 13. Integration and implications; Methodological Appendix: Testing componential models via componential analysis; References; Indexes.