Intelligence, Heredity and Environment / Edition 1

Intelligence, Heredity and Environment / Edition 1

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 052146904X

ISBN-13: 9780521469043

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Robert Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko address the roles and interaction of nature and nurture in Intelligence, Heredity and Environment, which provides a comprehensive, balanced, current survey of theory and research on the origins and transmission of human intelligence. The book is unique in the diversity of viewpoints it presents, and its inclusion of the most

Overview

Robert Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko address the roles and interaction of nature and nurture in Intelligence, Heredity and Environment, which provides a comprehensive, balanced, current survey of theory and research on the origins and transmission of human intelligence. The book is unique in the diversity of viewpoints it presents, and its inclusion of the most recent theories and findings. It highlights the search for genes associated with specific cognitive abilities, interactionist theories, cultural relativism, educational strategies, developmental perspectives and fallacies of previous intelligence research. This book will be required reading for students and professionals in the fields of intelligence, behavior genetics, biology, anthropology, and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469043
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Nature-Nurture Question: New Advances in Behavior-Genetic Research on Intelligence: 1. Behavior genetics and socialization theories of intelligence: truce and reconciliation S. Scarr; 2. The puzzle of nongenetic variance A. R. Jensen; 3. Identifying genes for cognitive abilities and disabilities R. Plomin; 4. Heredity, environment, and IQ in the Texas Adoption Project J. C. Loehlin et al.; 5. IQ similarity in twins reared apart: findings and responses to critics T. J. Bouchard; Part II. Novel Theoretical Perspectives on the Genes and Culture Controversy: 6. The invalid separation of effects of nature and nurture: lessons from animal experimentation D. Wahlsten and G. Gottlieb; 7. Between nature and nurture: the role of human agency in the epigenesis of intelligence T. R. Bidell and K. W. Fischer; 8. A third perspective: the symbol systems approach H. Gardner and T. Hatch; 9. A cultural psychology perspective on intelligence J. G. Miller; 10. A bio-ecological model of intellectual development: moving beyond h2 S. J. Ceci et al.; 11. An interactionist perspective on the genesis of intelligence E. W. Gordon and M. P. Lemons; Part III. Specific Issues in the Nature-Nurture Controversy: 12. Educating intelligence: infusing the Triarchic theory into school instruction R. J. Sternberg; 13. Raising IQ level by vitamin and mineral supplementation H. J. Eysenck and S. J. Schoenthaler; 14. The resolution of the nature-nurture controversy by Russian psychology: culturally biased or culturally Specific? E. L. Grigorenko and T. V. Korilova; 15. The emerging horizontal dimension of practical intelligence: polycontextuality and boundary crossing in complex work activities Y. Engestrom et al.; 16. Cognitive development from infancy to middle childhood Stacey S. Cherney et al.; 17. Intelligence, language, nature, and nurture in young twins J. S. Reznick; 18. Sources of individual differences in infant social cognition: cognitive and affective aspects of self and other S. Pipp et al.; Part IV. Integration and Conclusions: 19. Conclusions E. Hunt; 20. Unresolved questions and future directions in behavior genetics studies of intelligence I. Waldman.

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