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Mind in Context : Interactionist Perspectives on Human Intelligence - Robert J. Sternberg

Mind in Context

Interactionist Perspectives on Human Intelligence

By: Robert J. Sternberg (Editor), Richard K. Wagner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2008
ISBN: 9780521411141
Number Of Pages: 260

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The essays in Mind in Context serve as a bridge between the work of radical constructivists, who propose that all cognition depends on interaction with the outside world, and traditional cognitive scientists, who feel that all cognition resides in the mind. Here, concepts of distributed cognition and situated learning are translated into constructs and methodologies that are accessible to a broad range of psychology researchers and students. The volume is divided into three main parts, containing chapters by leaders in the fields of education, the study of intelligence, and psychometrics. Part I, dealing with performances in academic and test-like tasks, includes essays on novelty and intelligence, and the effects of context on cognition. Part II addresses everyday tasks, with essays on cognitive tests in job selection; and leader intelligence, interpersonal stress, and task performance. In Part III the essays move toward constructing an integrative framework for understanding the volume as a whole. This volume is essential reading for cognitive psychologists, social psychologists, educational psychologists as well as scholars interested in situated learning.

"...the present volume sparkles with quality, virtuosity, inspiration, vision, and a wealth of critical information. The contributors are a distinguished band of leading theorists and researchers, well-known and respected, and they have given, on the whole, fine performances of some of their best works." David Henry Feldman, Contemporary Psychology

Academic Tasks
Abilities in academic tasks
Novelty and intelligence M. K. Gardner
The effects of context on cognition: postcards from Brazil
Everyday Tasks
The role of problem interpretations in understanding the development of everyday problem solving
The case of cognitive ability testing for job selection
Leader intelligence, interpersonal stress, and task performance
General Perspectives
When minds meet: interactions, coincidence, and development in domains of ability
From intelligence to knowledge construction: a sociogenetic process approach
PRSVL: an integrative framework for understanding mind in context
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ISBN: 9780521411141
ISBN-10: 0521411149
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 25th March 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.55

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