Mind in Context: Interactionist Perspectives on Human Intelligence

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IBM Professor of Psychology and Education Robert J Sternberg, PhD, Robert J. Sternberg, Richard K. Wagner, Associate Professor of Psychology Richard K Wagner, PhD
Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 1994 - Psychology - 245 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Abilities in academic tasks
3
Novelty and intelligence
38
The effects of context on cognition postcards from Brazil
74
Everyday tasks
103
The role of problem interpretations in understanding the development of everyday problem solving
105
Context counts the case of cognitiveability testing for job selection
133
Leader intelligence interpersonal stress and task performance
152
General perspectives
169
When minds meet interactions coincidence and development in domains of ability
171
From intelligence to knowledge construction a sociogenetic process approach
202
PRSVL an integrative framework for understanding mind in context
218
Name index
233
Subject index
239
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