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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: 30th November 2005
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Written by well-known experts, this book is about psychological research on intelligence and the various factors that influence its development. The volume summarizes and synthesizes the past 30 years of literature on intelligence. Each author takes a different experimental approach to the subject, spanning research on neuroscience and perceptual speed to research on problem solving and metacognition.

'... wide ranging and very readable...' Journal of Psychological Medicine

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: 9780521827447
ISBN-10: 0521827442
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 30th November 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.7