Mind in Context: Interactionist Perspectives on Human Intelligence

Mind in Context: Interactionist Perspectives on Human Intelligence


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The essays in Mind in Context serve as a bridge between the work of radical constructivists, who propose that all cognition depends on interaction with the outside world, and traditional cognitive scientists, who feel that all cognition resides in the mind. Here, concepts of distributed cognition and situated learning are translated into constructs and methodologies that are accessible to a broad range of psychology researchers and students. The volume is divided into three main parts, containing chapters by leaders in the fields of education, the study of intelligence, and psychometrics. Part I, dealing with performances in academic and test-like tasks, includes essays on novelty and intelligence, and the effects of context on cognition. Part II addresses everyday tasks, with essays on cognitive tests in job selection; and leader intelligence, interpersonal stress, and task performance. In Part III the essays move toward constructing an integrative framework for understanding the volume as a whole. This volume is essential reading for cognitive psychologists, social psychologists, educational psychologists as well as scholars interested in situated learning.

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ISBN-13: 9780521411141
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/25/1994
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Academic Tasks: 1. Abilities in academic tasks R. E. Snow; 2. Novelty and intelligence M. K. Gardner; 3. The effects of context on cognition: postcards from Brazil S. J. Ceci and A. Roazzi; Part II. Everyday Tasks: 4. The role of problem interpretations in understanding the development of everyday problem solving C. A. Berg and K. S. Calderone; 5. The case of cognitive ability testing for job selection R. K. Wagner; 6. Leader intelligence, interpersonal stress, and task performance F. E. Fiedler and T. G. Link; Part III. General Perspectives: 7. When minds meet: interactions, coincidence, and development in domains of ability N. Granott and H. Gardner; 8. From intelligence to knowledge construction: a sociogenetic process approach J. Valsiner and M.-C. Leung; 9. PRSVL: an integrative framework for understanding mind in context R. J. Sernberg.

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