Cognition and Intelligence: Identifying the Mechanisms of the Mind

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Dezember 2009



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.


Preface; 1. Information processing and intelligence: where we are and where we are going Earl Hunt; 2. Mental chronometry and the unification of differential psychology Arthur Jensen; 3. Reductionism vs charting; ways of examining the role of lower-order cognitive processes in intelligence Lazar Stankov; 4. Basic information processing and the psychophysiology of intelligence Aljoscha Neubauer and Andreas Fink; 5. The neural bases of intelligence: a perspective based on functional neuroimaging Sharlene D. Newman and Marcel Adam Just; 6. The role of working memory in higher-level cognition; domain specific vs domain-general perspectives David Z. Hambrick, Michael J. Kane and Randall Engle; 7. Higher-order cognition and intelligence Edward Necka and Jaroslaw Orzechowski; 8. Ability determinants of individual differences in skilled performance Phillip Ackerman; 9. Complex problem solving and intelligence: empirical relation and causal direction Dorit Wenke, Peter A. Frensch and Joachim Funke; 10. Intelligence as smart heuristics Markus Raab and Gerd Gigerenzer; 11. The role of transferable knowledge in intelligence Susan Barnett, Stephen J. Ceci and Hwakin Yang; 12. Reasoning abilities David Lohman; 13. Measuring human intelligence with artificial intelligence: adaptive item generation Susan Embretson; 14. Marrying intelligence and cognition: a developmental view Mike Anderson; 15. From description to explanation in cognitive aging Timothy A. Salthouse; 16. Unifying the field: cognition and intelligence Jean Pretz and Robert J. Sternberg.


Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale, Director of the PACE Center at Yale, and 2003 President of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of almost 1000 publications on topics related to cognition and intelligence and has received over $18 million in grants for his research. He has won numerous awards from professional associations and holds four honorary doctorates. Jean E. Pretz received her B.A. from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and has received her M.A. and M. Phil. from Yale University. Her doctoral work examines the role of intuition and expertise in practical problem solving from both an experimental and a differential perspective. This project has received the American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APF/COGDOP) Graduate Research Scholarship Award, the American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, as well as a Yale University Dissertation Fellowship. Her research on the role of implicit processes in insight problem solving received two awards from the American Psychological Society Graduate Student Caucus. She has also received a Fulbright fellowship to study the psychology of religion in the former East Germany. Ms. Pretz has co-authored a book on creativity entitled, The Creativity Conundrum with Dr. Sternberg and Dr. James Kaufman.


'... wide ranging and very readable...' Journal of Psychological Medicine
EAN: 9780521534796
ISBN: 0521534798
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2009
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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