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Intelligence : A Brief History - Anna T. Cianciolo


Published: 17th September 2004
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<i>Intelligence: A Brief History </i>is a lively and accessible look at the origins of the field of intelligence. The book explores the nature and measurement of intelligence, examines approaches to teaching intelligence, and discusses individual and group differences in intelligence. Readers will receive an historical overview of the field as well as a good understanding of its major ideas.

"This book surveys the history and measurement of intelligencethrough seven metaphors commonly used in the field: geographical(maps), computational, biological, epistemological, sociological, anthropological and systems. This treatment is extended through thechapters of the book dealing with measurement and discussions ofthe genetic and environmental bases of intelligence as well asgroup (sex and race) differences." The Scientific and MedicalNetwork

"This book is, therefore, strongly recommended to all seriousundergraduate or postgraduate students of intelligence or to anyoneinterested in the historical development of psychologicalconstructs." Social Psychological Review, October 2005

List of Figures.


Chapter 1. The Nature of Intelligence.

Chapter 2. The Measurement of Intelligence.

Chapter 3. The Teaching of Intelligence.

Chapter 4. The Genetic and Environmental Bases of Intelligence.

Chapter 5. Group Differences in Intelligence.

Concluding Remarks.



ISBN: 9781405108249
ISBN-10: 140510824X
Series: Blackwell Brief Histories of Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 17th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.92  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1