Applied Intelligence

ISBN-10: 0521711215

ISBN-13: 9780521711210

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Elena L. Grigorenko

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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.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

James C. Kaufman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he directs the Learning Research Institute. Kaufman is the author or editor of 16 books, including Creativity 101, Essentials of Creativity Assessment (with Jonathan Plucker and John Baer), International Handbook of Creativity (with Robert J. Sternberg), and Applied Intelligence (with Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko). He is a founding co-editor of the official journal for the American Psychological Association's Division 10, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. He is also the associate editor of Psychological Assessment and the Journal of Creative Behavior, the editor of the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, and the series editor of the Psych 101 series.

Preface
Views of Intelligence
The Theory of Successful Human Intelligence
Metacognition: Thinking with Metacomponents
Advanced Problem-Solving Steps
Cognitive Processing: Performance Components (I)
Cognitive Processing: Performance Components (II)
Logical Reasoning and Analysis of Arguments: Performance Components (III)
Inference and Inferential Fallacies
Knowledge-Acquisition Components
Coping with Novelty
Deciding for Creativity
Automatizing Information Processing
Practical Intelligence
Why Intelligent People Fail (Too Often)
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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