The Nature of Human Intelligence

The Nature of Human Intelligence

by Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)


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The study of human intelligence features many points of consensus, but there are also many different perspectives. In this unique book Robert J. Sternberg invites the nineteen most highly cited psychological scientists in the leading textbooks on human intelligence to share their research programs and findings. Each chapter answers a standardized set of questions on the measurement, investigation, and development of intelligence - and the outcome represents a wide range of substantive and methodological emphases including psychometric, cognitive, expertise-based, developmental, neuropsychological, genetic, cultural, systems, and group-difference approaches. This is an exciting and valuable course book for upper-level students to learn from the originators of the key contemporary ideas in intelligence research about how they think about their work and about the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316629642
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 1,228,432
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University, New York, and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Formerly he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University, Connecticut. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, California, along with thirteen honorary doctorates. He has won both the James and Cattell Awards from the Association for Psychological Science and is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is among the most cited psychologists in the world, with roughly 132,000 citations and an h-citation index of 178.

Table of Contents

1. Intelligence as potentiality and actuality Phillip L. Ackerman; 2. Hereditary ability: g is driven by experience producing drives Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr; 3. Culture, sex and intelligence: descriptive and proscriptive issues Stephen J. Ceci, Donna K. Ginther and Wendy M. Williams; 4. The nature of the general factor of intelligence Andrew R. A. Conway and Kristof Kovacs; 5. Intelligence in Edinburgh, Scotland: bringing intelligence to life Ian J. Deary and Stuart J. Ritchie; 6. Intelligence as domain-specific superior reproducible performance: the role of acquired domain-specific mechanisms in expert performance K. Anders Ericsson; 7. Intelligence, society, and human autonomy James R. Flynn; 8. The theory of multiple intelligences: psychological and educational perspectives Howard Gardner, Mindy,Kornhaber and Jie-Qi Chen; 9. g theory: how recurring variation in human intelligence and the complexity of everyday tasks create social structure and the democratic dilemma Linda S. Gottfredson; 10. Puzzled intelligence: looking for missing pieces Elena L. Grigorenko; 11. A view from the brain Richard J. Haier; 12. Is critical thinking a better model of intelligence? Diane F. Halpern and Heather A. Butler; 13. Many pathways, one destination: IQ tests, intelligent testing, and the continual push for more equitable assessments Alan S. Kaufman; 14. My quest to understand human intelligence Scott Barry Kaufman; 15. Mapping the outer envelope of intelligence: a multidimensional view from the top David Lubinski; 16. The intelligence of nations Richard Lynn; 17. Intelligences about things and intelligences about people John D. Mayer; 18. Mechanisms of working memory capacity and fluid intelligence and their common dependence on executive attention Zach Shipstead and Randall W. Engle; 19. Successful intelligence in theory, research, and practice Robert J. Sternberg; Index.

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