Intellectual Development

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A comprehensive overview of current theoretical and empirical work from six different perspectives to intellectual development--psychometric, Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, information-processing, learning, and contextual.
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" informative volume, with much intellectual nourishment." David Goldstein, American Scientist

" excellent attempt to provide some integration in the field of intellectual development, not only across theoretical perspectives but also across developmental periods...Seldom have the chapters in an edited volume been so nicely complementary. Sternberg and Berg are to be congratulated on producing a very important collection of readings on intellectual development." Nancy W. Denney, Contemporary Psychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521394567
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/1992
  • Pages: 425
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Perspectives for viewing intellectual development throughout the life course 1
2 The psychometric perspective on intellectual development in childhood and adolescence 16
3 Major abilities and development in the adult period 44
4 Beyond the stage debate: Action, structure, and variability in Piagetian theory and research 100
5 The study of adult cognition from a Piagetian perspective 141
6 Neo-Piagetian theories of child development 161
7 A neo-Piagetian perspective on adult cognitive development 197
8 The information-processing perspective on cognitive development in childhood and adolescence 229
9 The information-processing perspective on cognitive aging 261
10 Integrating learning into a theory of intellectual development 278
11 The learning perspective: Adulthood 301
12 A sociocultural approach to intellectual development 328
13 Contextual approaches to adult intellectual development 350
14 The princess grows up: A satiric fairy tale about intellectual development 381
Author index 395
Subject index 405
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