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Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life

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ISBN-10: 0521659582

ISBN-13: 9780521659581

Edition: 2000

Authors: Robert J. Sternberg, George B. Forsythe, Jennifer Hedlund, Scott A. Snook, Joseph A. Horvath

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This book reviews psychological research on practical intelligence and describes its importance in everyday life. The authors reveal the importance of tacit knowledge - what we have learned from our own experience, through action. Although it has been seen as an indispensable element of expertise, intelligence researchers have found it difficult to quantify. The data shows that practical intelligence is psychologically and statistically distinct from academic intelligence, and is distinct as well from personality and styles of thought. The data also indicates that practical intelligence predicts job performance and even aspects of school performance as well as or better than does academic…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

What is practical intelligence?
The nature of intelligence
The specificity of practical intelligence: phenomenology and development
Practical intelligence in the workplace
Approaches to studying practical intelligence
Understanding practical intelligence: the role of tacit knowledge
Measuring tacit knowledge
The role of practical intelligence in civilian settings
Practical intelligence: an example from in the military workplace
Practical implications
Conclusions