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Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized - Robert J. Sternberg

Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized

Hardcover Published: 6th October 2003
ISBN: 9780521802383
Number Of Pages: 227

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For thirty years, Robert J. Sternberg has been among the most vocal critics of narrow conceptions of intelligence. In Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized Sternberg critically reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding of intelligence must go beyond the standard paper and pencil tests currently in use. In addition to analytical and quantitative abilities, a theory of intelligence must take account of peoples' creative abilities - their ability to go beyond given information and imagine new and exciting ways of reformulating old problems. It must also take into account peoples' ability to weigh options carefully and act prudently. Understanding one's own intellectual shortcomings and learning how to overcome, Sternberg argues, is just as important as developing one's strengths. As he weaves his way through decades of important research on these questions, Sternberg develops a vision of human intelligence that is far more nuanced and accurate than anything previously offered. Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized is essential reading for psychologists, cognitive scientists, educators, and organizational researchers.
Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Tufts University. Prior to being at Tufts, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education, Professor of Management in the School of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale University. This center, now relocated to Tufts, is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, practice, and policy advancing the notion of intelligence as developing expertise, as a construct that is modifiable and capable, to some extent, of development throughout the lifespan. Author of over 1,100 articles, chapters, and books, Sternberg's research focuses on intelligence, creativity, and wisdom, and he has studied love and close relationships as well as hate.

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"Sternberg recognizes the limitations of traditional testing and approaches the definition of intelligence from a very pragmatic perspective...Sternberg's focus on success in the real world is refreshing, and his book is powerful in its scope." Teachers College Record "Sternberg's engaging writing style and his references to cross-cultural examples and contemporary events will help readers understand such complex topics as the 'explicit' and 'implicit' aspects of his topics' interrelationships. He closes this admirable book by describing how wisdom-related skills can be included in school curricula; the case he makes in a time 'plagued with conflict aand turmoil' is hard to refute. Highly recommended." Choice

Prefacep. ix
Background Work on Intelligencep. 3
The Theory of Successful Intelligencep. 42
Background Work on Creativityp. 89
The Investment Theory of Creativity as a Decisionp. 106
The Propulsion Theory of Creative Contributionsp. 124
Background Work on Wisdomp. 147
The Balance Theory of Wisdomp. 152
WICS: The Relations among Intelligence, Creativity, and Wisdomp. 177
Referencesp. 189
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780521802383
ISBN-10: 0521802385
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 6th October 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 15.44  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.49

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