Intelligence: A Brief History / Edition 1

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Intelligence: A Brief History is a lively and accessible look at the origins of the field of intelligence. The book explores the nature and measurement of intelligence, examines approaches to teaching intelligence, and discusses individual and group differences in intelligence. Readers will receive an historical overview of the field as well as a good understanding of its major ideas.

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"This book surveys the history and measurement of intelligencethrough seven metaphors commonly used in the field: geographical(maps), computational, biological, epistemological, sociological,anthropological and systems. This treatment is extended through thechapters of the book dealing with measurement and discussions ofthe genetic and environmental bases of intelligence as well asgroup (sex and race) differences." The Scientific and MedicalNetwork

"This book is, therefore, strongly recommended to all seriousundergraduate or postgraduate students of intelligence or to anyoneinterested in the historical development of psychologicalconstructs." Social Psychological Review, October 2005

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Meet the Author

Anna T. Cianciolo is the Senior Research Scientist at GlobalInformation Systems Technology, Inc. in Champaign, IL and a formerpostdoctoral associate in the PACE Center at Yale University. Hercurrent research focuses on individual differences in intellectualcapability and their role in knowledge acquisition and thedevelopment of skilled performance.

Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts andSciences at Tufts University and Director of the Center for thePsychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise. He was the2003 President of the American Psychological Association and is aninternationally recognized authority in the field of intelligenceand creativity and the author of over 1,000 journal articles, bookchapters, and books.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The nature of intelligence 1
Ch. 2 The measurement of intelligence 30
Ch. 3 The teaching of intelligence 56
Ch. 4 The genetic and environmental bases of intelligence 85
Ch. 5 Group differences in intelligence 110
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