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Cognition and Intelligence : Identifying the Mechanisms of the Mind - Robert J. Sternberg

Cognition and Intelligence

Identifying the Mechanisms of the Mind

By: Robert J. Sternberg (Editor), Jean E. Pretz (Editor)

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Published: 21st March 2005
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In 1957, Lee Cronbach called on the membership of the American Psychological Association to bring together experimental and differential approaches to the study of cognition. The field of intelligence research is an example of a response to that call, and Cognition and Intelligence: Identifying the Mechanisms of Mind investigates the progress of this research program in the literature of the past several decades. With contributions from formative experts in the field, including Earl Hunt and Robert Sternberg, this volume reviews the research on the study of intelligence from diverse cognitive approaches, from the most bottom-up to the most top-down. The authors present their findings on the underlying cognitive aspects of intelligence based on their studies of neuroscience, reaction time, artificial intelligence, problem solving, metacognition, and development. The book summarizes and synthesizes the literature reviewed and makes recommendations for the pursuit of future research in the field.

'... wide ranging and very readable...' Journal of Psychological Medicine
"The contributors, all well-known theorists and researchers, place their topics in context (then and now), clarifying how a particular approach construes the role cognition plays in intelligence. Highly recommended." D.S. Dunn, Moravian College, CHOICE

Preface
Information processing and intelligence: where we are and where we are going
Mental chronometry and the unification of differential psychology
Reductionism vs charting; ways of examining the role of lower-order cognitive processes in intelligence
Basic information processing and the psychophysiology of intelligence
The neural bases of intelligence: a perspective based on functional neuroimaging
The role of working memory in higher-level cognition; domain specific vs domain-general perspectives
Higher-order cognition and intelligence
Ability determinants of individual differences in skilled performance
Complex problem solving and intelligence: empirical relation and causal direction
Intelligence as smart heuristics
The role of transferable knowledge in intelligence
Reasoning abilities
Measuring human intelligence with artificial intelligence: adaptive item generation
Marrying intelligence and cognition: a developmental view
From description to explanation in cognitive aging
Unifying the field: cognition and intelligence
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ISBN: 9780521534796
ISBN-10: 0521534798
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 21st March 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53