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Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized

Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521002710

ISBN-13: 9780521002714

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For thirty years, Robert J. Sternberg has been among the most vocal critics of narrow conceptions of intelligence. In his most recent book, Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized, Professor Sternberg critically reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding of intelligence must go beyond the

Overview

For thirty years, Robert J. Sternberg has been among the most vocal critics of narrow conceptions of intelligence. In his most recent book, Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized, Professor Sternberg critically reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding of intelligence must go beyond the standard paper-and-pencil tests currently in use. In addition to analytical and quantitative abilities, a theory of intelligence must take into account people's creative abilities - their ability to go beyond given information and imagine new and exciting ways of reformulating old problems. It must also take into account wisdom - people's ability to weigh options carefully and to act prudently. Understanding one's own intellectual shortcomings and learning how to overcome them, Professor Sternberg argues, is just as important as developing one's strengths. As he weaves his way through decades of important research - including recent international studies-on these questions, Professor Sternberg develops a vision of human intelligence that is far more nuanced and accurate than anything offered previously. Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized will be essential reading for psychologists, cognitive scientists, educators, and organizational researchers.

About the Author:
Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Tufts University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521002714
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Intelligence
Background Work on Intelligence     3
The Theory of Successful Intelligence     42
Creativity
Background Work on Creativity     89
The Investment Theory of Creativity as a Decision     106
The Propulsion Theory of Creative Contributions     124
Wisdom
Background Work on Wisdom     147
The Balance Theory of Wisdom     152
Synthesis
WICS: The Relations among Intelligence, Creativity, and Wisdom     177
References     189
Index     215

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