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Intellectual Development - Robert J. Sternberg

Intellectual Development

By: Robert J. Sternberg (Editor), Cynthia A. Berg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th August 1992
ISBN: 9780521397698
Number Of Pages: 428

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Much of the work on intellectual development separates development into two separate developmental periods: the formation of intelligence and basic cognitive skills that occurs until adolescence, and the maintenance, decline, or improvement of these intellectual skills across the adult life span. The separation has resulted in what may be artificial development during childhood and adulthood. Intellectual Development seeks to reconnect development by encompassing theoretical issues of intellectual development across the life course. Additionally, Intellectual Development explores the great diversity that currently exists in the types of theoretical perspectives that guide thinking about how intelligence develops through the life course. Robert Sternberg and Cynthia Berg offer a comprehensive overview of current theoretical and empirical work from six different perspectives to intellectual development: psychometric, Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, information-processing, learning, and contextual. Although these different perspectives to intellectual development have often been at odds, the book shows that taken together, each perspective adds important components to the puzzle of intellectual development. Common themes arise within and across particular perspectives, which suggest a more unified view of intellectual development may emerge as boundary lines between perspectives and developmental periods diminish.

" ...an informative volume, with much intellectual nourishment." David Goldstein, American Scientist "...an excellent attempt to provide some integration in the field of intellectual development, not only across theoretical perspectives but also across developmental periods...Seldom have the chapters in an edited volume been so nicely complementary. Sternberg and Berg are to be congratulated on producing a very important collection of readings on intellectual development." Nancy W. Denney, Contemporary Psychology

List of contributors
Preface
Perspectives for viewing intellectual development throughout the life course
The psychometric perspective on intellectual development in childhood and adolescence
Major abilities and development in the adult period
Beyond the stage debate: action, structure, and variability in Piagetian theory and research
The study of adult cognition from a Piagetian perspective
Neo-Piagetian theories of child development
A neo-Piagetian perspective on adult cognitive development
The information-processing perspective on cognitive development in childhood and adolescence
The information-processing perspective on cognitive aging
Integrating learning into a theory of intellectual development
The learning perspective: Adulthood
A sociocultural approach to intellectual development
Contextual approaches to adult intellectual development
The princess grows up: a satiric fairy tale about intellectual development
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521397698
ISBN-10: 0521397693
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 17th August 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.16  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.59