Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life

Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life

by Robert J. Sternberg, George B. Forsythe, Jennifer Hedlund, Joseph A. Horvath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650569

ISBN-13: 9780521650564

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This path-breaking book reviews psychological research on practical intelligence and describes its importance in everyday life. The authors reveal the importance of tacit knowledge—what we have learned from our own experience, through action. Although it has been seen as an indispensable element of expertise, intelligence researchers have found it difficult to

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This path-breaking book reviews psychological research on practical intelligence and describes its importance in everyday life. The authors reveal the importance of tacit knowledge—what we have learned from our own experience, through action. Although it has been seen as an indispensable element of expertise, intelligence researchers have found it difficult to quantify. Based on years of research, Dr. Sternberg and his colleagues have found that tacit knowledge can be quantified and can be taught. This volume thoroughly examines studies of practical intelligence in the United States and in many other parts of the world as well, and for varied occupations, such as management, military leadership, teaching, research, and sales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650564
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is practical intelligence?; 2. The nature of intelligence; 3. The specificity of practical intelligence: phenomenology and development; 4. Practical intelligence in the workplace; 5. Approaches to studying practical intelligence; 6. Understanding practical intelligence: the role of tacit knowledge; 7. Measuring tacit knowledge; 8. The role of practical intelligence in civilian settings; 9. Practical intelligence: an example from in the military workplace; 10. Practical implications; 11. Conclusions.

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