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Applied Intelligence

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  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521711210

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  • Typical texts develop students’ knowledge while only minimally developing the general skills they will need for success in school and in life. The goal of our text is to assist students in acquiring the most important skills for facing the diverse challenges life presents. The book contains an overview of theories of intelligence, but itself is based in large part on a theory according to which individuals need creative skills to generate new ideas and a vision for the future, analytical skills to make sure that the vision is a good one, and practical skills to execute the ideas and to persuade other people of their value. The book considers key skills in problem solving, logical reasoning, analysis of arguments, knowledge acquisition, creative and practical thinking, automatizing information processing, and avoiding life traps that derail even the most intelligent among us.

    • Based on solid, refereed, published empirical research
    • Helps students not only improve their minds but also understand their minds
    • Covers a wide range of intellectual skills, not just a narrow subset, i.e. analytical and practical skills as well as an overview of theory
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "If you are interested in advice on how to improve your intelligence from the world's leading expert on the psychology of intelligence and his distinguished colleagues, then this book should be on your bookshelf."
    --Richard E. Mayer, PsycCritiques

    "A new book by Robert Sternberg is an event to look forward to...., Applied Intelligence, written with James C. Kaufman and Elena L. Grigorenko, is a text intended for undergraduate and graduate students, and as such it is written in a style that is exceptionally accessible...., the book is thorough in its coverage, well structured, and potentially very useful for anyone looking for a good source of up-to-date information on the state of the science of theorising about and measuring cognitive capacity....a very worthwhile addition to the armory of those who seek to educate their students properly—as opposed to letting platitudes and clichés do the talking—about the concept of intelligence, its history and the applicability to daily life of many of the research findings it has generated."
    --Catherine Scott, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Education Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521711210
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Views of intelligence
    2. The theory of successful human intelligence
    3. Metacognition: thinking with metacomponents
    4. Advanced problem-solving steps
    5. Cognitive processing: performance components (I)
    6. Cognitive processing: performance components (II)
    7. Logical reasoning and analysis of arguments: performance components (III)
    8. Inference and inferential fallacies
    9. Knowledge-acquisition components
    10. Coping with novelty
    11. Deciding for creativity
    12. Automatizing information processing
    13. Practical intelligence
    14. Why intelligent people fail (too often).

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  • Authors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Tufts University, Massachusetts
    Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Tufts University. Prior to being at Tufts, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management in the School of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale University. This center, now relocated to Tufts, is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, practice, and policy advancing the notion of intelligence as developing expertise, as a construct that is modifiable and capable, to some extent, of development throughout the lifespan. The Center seeks to have an impact on science, education, and society. Sternberg was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association and is the 2006–2007 President of the Eastern Psychological Association. He was on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association and the Board of Trustees of the APA Insurance Trust. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychological Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Psychological Association as well as of the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1975 and his B.A. from Yale University. He holds honorary doctorates from eight universities. He is the author of over 1,100 journal articles, chapters, and books. He focuses his research on intelligence, creativity, and wisdom and has studied love and close relationships as well as hate. This research has been conducted on five different continents.

    James C. Kaufman, California State University, San Bernardino
    James C. Kaufman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he is also the director of the Learning Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology. He is the author/editor of 12 books and more than 110 papers, and has won the Daniel E. Berlyne Award (APA's Division 10) for outstanding research by a junior scholar. He is the co-editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts and the Associate Editor of Journal of Creative Behavior and Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving.

    Elena L. Grigorenko, Yale University, Connecticut
    Dr. Elena L. Grigorenko received her Ph.D. in general psychology from Moscow State University, Russia, in 1990, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology and genetics from Yale University in 1996. Currently, Dr. Grigorenko is Associate Professor of Child Studies and Psychology at Yale and Associate Professor of Psychology at Moscow State University. Dr. Grigorenko has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. She has received awards for her work from five different divisions of the American Psychological Association: the Gardner Lindzey Dissertation Award in General Psychology, Sigmund Koch Early Career Award in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Berlyne Early Career Award for Creative Achievement in Psychology of the Arts, Boyd McCandless Early Career Award in Developmental Psychology, and Richard E. Snow Early Career Award in Educational Psychology. In 2004, she won the APA Distinguished Award for an Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology. Dr. Grigorenko's research has been funded by NIH, NSF, DOE, Cure Autism Now, the Foundation for Child Development, the American Psychological Foundation, and other federal and private sponsoring organizations.

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