The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence

The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

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This volume provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date compendium of theory and research in the field of human intelligence. Each of the 42 chapters is written by world-renowned experts in their respective fields, and, collectively, they cover the full range of topics of contemporary interest in the study of intelligence. The handbook is divided into nine parts

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This volume provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date compendium of theory and research in the field of human intelligence. Each of the 42 chapters is written by world-renowned experts in their respective fields, and, collectively, they cover the full range of topics of contemporary interest in the study of intelligence. The handbook is divided into nine parts: Part I covers intelligence and its measurement; Part II deals with the development of intelligence; Part III discusses intelligence and group differences; Part IV concerns the biology of intelligence; Part V is about intelligence and information processing; Part VI discusses different kinds of intelligence; Part VII covers intelligence and society; Part VIII concerns intelligence in relation to allied constructs; and Part IX is the concluding chapter, which reflects on where the field is currently and where it still needs to go.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Sternberg and Kaufman have assembled nearly all of the foremost intelligence researchers and theorists to produce an absolutely essential volume for anyone who wants to understand the nature – and nurture – of intelligence in its many forms. It is the most thorough, authoritative, and readable sourcebook on the science of intelligence that I have ever seen.”
– Joshua Aronson, New York University, editor of Improving Academic Achievement

“The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence is an extraordinary achievement. Comprehensive, engaging, inspiring, and at times provocative, it leaves no stone unturned – no aspects of intelligence and its consequences unexplored. What is intelligence? Where does it come from? Can it be developed, and if so, how? If you are looking for answers to questions like these, there is no better place to find them than from the world-renowned experts in this remarkable volume.”
– Heidi Grant Halvorson, psychologist, author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

"...Sternberg and Kaufman brought together a group of scholars and theorists with the expertise and knowledge to compile an important contribution to the field of intelligence studies. This volume consolidates decades of research and theory into an accessible volume.... well-organized and coherent.... offer an excellent resource.... This book would be an excellent addition to the collection of any scholar with an interest in intelligence and a must have for new scholars in the field. I will be recommending this text to our university library so that it may be a resource for my colleagues and our graduate students."
– Professor Christopher A. Was, Kent State University, PsycCRITIQUES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521518062
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2011
Series:
Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology Series
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Sternberg is Provost and Senior Vice President and Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. He was previously Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University. Sternberg is President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology and President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association and the Eastern Psychological Association. The central focus of his research is on intelligence, creativity and wisdom. He is the author of about 1,200 journal articles, book chapters and books; has received more than $20 million in government and other grants and contracts for his research; has won more than two dozen professional awards; and has been listed in the APA Monitor on Psychology as one of the top 100 psychologists of the twentieth century. He is listed by the ISI as one of its most highly cited authors in psychology and psychiatry.

Scott Barry Kaufman is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, an M.Phil. in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include the nature, identification and development of human intelligence, creativity and imagination; individual differences in implicit cognition; openness to experience; humor ability; and evolutionary psychology. In addition to publishing more than 25 book chapters and articles in professional journals such as Cognition, Intelligence and the Journal of Creative Behavior, he is co-editor of The Psychology of Creative Writing (2009) with James C. Kaufman. His work has been covered in media outlets such as Scientific American Mind and Men's Health. Additionally, he writes a blog for Psychology Today entitled 'Beautiful Minds'. Kaufman is the recipient of the 2008 Frank X. Barron award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for his research on the psychology of aesthetics, creativity and the arts.

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