Monday, April 23, 2007

Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity

Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized
Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University
Cambridge University Press 2003

In Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized Sternberg 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, is as important as developing one's strengths. Sternberg develops a vision of human intelligence that is far more nuanced and accurate than anything previously offered. Wisdom Intelligence and Creativity Synthesized will be essential reading for psychologists, cognitive scientists, educators, and organizational researchers.

• Only comprehensive theory of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom

• Based on more than 25 years of research

• Work on which the book is based is highly cited in scientific literature and in textbooks

Preface; Part I. Intelligence: 1. Background work on intelligence; 2. The theory of successful intelligence; Part II. Creativity: 3. Background work on creativity; 4. The investment theory of creativity as a decision; 5. The propulsion theory of creative contributions; Part III. Wisdom: 6. Background work on wisdom; 7. The balance theory of wisdom; Part IV. Synthesis: 8. WICS: The relations among intelligence, creativity, and wisdom; References; Author Index; Subject index.

1 comment:

Jennifer Jones said...

Wow... this sounds like a great book! I'm ordering it and look forward to reading!

Thanks for the recommendation!

Warmest wishes,


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