Models of Intelligence: International Perspectives

Pages: 373
Item #: 431895A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-971-0
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Copyright: 2003
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This one-of-a kind volume brings together leading scholars in intelligence research to present timely and forward-thinking perspectives. Each contributor builds upon past studies of intelligence and explores new ideas that differ radically from traditional notions about intelligence. Contributors also examine how intelligence changes over the lifespan, focusing on such issues as the importance of environmental context in determining intelligence and the importance of understanding how intelligence relates to other constructs like emotion and temperament.

The roster of contributors includes distinguished scholars from a variety of orientations, including biology, cognition, development, personality, and artificial intelligence. This book will serve as a provocative resource for all readers interested in the concept of intelligence.

Table of Contents




I. The Nature of Intelligence

  1. Where Are We in the Field of Intelligence, How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?
    —Robert J. Sternberg, Jacques Lautrey, and Todd I. Lubart
  2. Complexity In Human Intelligence
    —Lazar Stankov
  3. Three Distinct Meanings of Intelligence
    —Howard Gardner
  4. Construct Validity of the Theory of Successful Intelligence
    —Robert J. Sternberg

II. The Development of Intelligence

  1. The Development of Intelligence: Behavioral Genetic Approaches
    —Stephen A. Petrill
  2. Intraindividual Fluctuations in Intellectual Functioning: Selected Links Between Nutrition and the Mind
    —Elena L. Grigorenko
  3. A Pluralistic Approach to Cognitive Differentiation and Development
    —Jacques Lautrey
  4. Connectionist Models of Development, Developmental Disorders, and Individual Differences
    —Michael Thomas and Annette Karmiloff-Smith
  5. Themes in the Aging of Intelligence: Robust Decline With Intriguing Possibilities
    —Roger A. Dixon
  6. The Stability of Individual Differences in Intellectual Development: Empirical Evidence, Theoretical Problems, and New Research Questions
    —Franz E. Weinert and Ernst A. Hany

III. The Measurement of Intelligence

  1. Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence: Individual Differences and Neurobiology
    —Richard J. Haier
  2. Measuring Intelligence in a Dynamic Systems and Contextualist Framework
    —Paul van Geert
  3. A Problem-Solving Model as a Tool for Analyzing Adaptive Behavior
    —Jean-François Richard and Mojdeh Zamani
  4. Dynamic Assessment With Diagnostic Programs
    —Jürgen Guthke and Jens F. Beckmann
  5. Cognitive Training for Individuals With Deficits
    —Even Loarer

IV. Intelligence, Personality, and Beyond

  1. The Value of Emotional Intelligence
    —Peter Salovey and David A. Pizzaro
  2. In Search of Creative Intelligence
    —Todd L. Lubart
  3. Intelligence and Temperament
    —Edward Necka
  4. Intelligence From the Artificial Intelligence Perspective
    —Roger Schank
  5. Beyond the Traditional Scope of Intelligence: Wisdom in Action
    —Ute Kunzman and Paul B. Baltes

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Reviews & Awards

The editors and contributors to this deserving volume are recognized leaders in the field. The individual chapters—all written in accessible prose and all well referenced with contemporary citations—present a multinational perspective on intelligence. The major sections of the book address core issues for the study of intelligence, including its nature, its measurement, and its development over the life span. Taken as a whole, this is a timely summary of an important topic in psychology.
—Choice Magazine