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Cognition and Intelligence: Identifying the Mechanisms of the Mind

Cognition and Intelligence: Identifying the Mechanisms of the Mind

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/13/2005
EAN 9780521827447, ISBN10: 0521827442

Hardcover, 360 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

In 1957, Lee Cronbach called on the membership of the American Psychological Association to bring together experimental and differential approaches to the study of cognition. The field of intelligence research is an example of a response to that call, and Cognition and Intelligence: Identifying the Mechanisms of Mind investigates the progress of this research program in the literature of the past several decades. With contributions from formative experts in the field, including Earl Hunt and Robert Sternberg, this volume reviews the research on the study of intelligence from diverse cognitive approaches, from the most bottom-up to the most top-down. The authors present their findings on the underlying cognitive aspects of intelligence based on their studies of neuroscience, reaction time, artificial intelligence, problem solving, metacognition, and development. The book summarizes and synthesizes the literature reviewed and makes recommendations for the pursuit of future research in the field.

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.