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Making of Intelligence

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ISBN-10: 0231120052

ISBN-13: 9780231120050

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ken Richardson

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What do we mean when we describe a person as intelligent? The concept of intelligence wields a powerful influence on research dealing with the brain and on how individuals progress in society. Yet, remarkably, there is no scientific consensus about the meaning of intelligence. In The Making of Intelligence Ken Richardson looks at how intelligence has been characterized and measured in the past, explores current trends in our understanding and uses of the concept, and predicts what form these trends will take in the future. He argues that intelligence is not solely predetermined by such factors as genes and environment; it is also created by self-organizing interactions within evolved…    
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Book details

Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Ken Richardson is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Human Development and Learning at the Open University, U.K. He is the author of Understanding Psychology, Understanding Intelligence, Models of Cognitive Development,and Origins of Human Potential.

The Many Faces of Intelligence
IQ: The Misconstruction of Intelligence
Does Biology Hold the Key? Searching Biology for Intelligence
Computations and Connections
Intelligent Systems
Constructive Intelligence
Social intelligence
The Intelligent Brain
Epilogue: Promoting Human Intelligence