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Social Origins of Mental Ability By Gary Collier

Social Origins of Mental Ability
by Gary Collier

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Adds essential clarification to the ongoing debate between nature and nurture in the development of intelligence. Contains a broad overview of the way motivation and cultural conditions shape the growth and use of cognitive skills.
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Social Origins of Mental Ability by Gary Collier

Adds essential clarification to the ongoing debate between nature and nurture in the development of intelligence. Contains a broad overview of the way motivation and cultural conditions shape the growth and use of cognitive skills. Many familiar concepts from the classical psychology of personality--need for achievement, level of aspiration, field dependence, the authoritarian personality--are reviewed along with others more recently defined--fear of success, learned helplessness, mastery orientation. Surveys the cognitive roots of mental ability including language and its relation to thought, memory and metamemory, methods of problem solving and heuristics for creativity. Offers new information that has serious potential as an influence in social and educational policy, race relations and more.

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Table of Contents


The Social Psychology of Intelligence. Current Controversies and Converging Trends. MOTIVATION. Achievement Motivation. Internal-External Locus of Control. Level of Aspiration. Intrinsic Motivation. COGNITIVE SKILLS. Language and Thought. Perceptual Skills. Memory. Creative Problem Solving. Formal Thinking. CONCLUSION. Implications for Social Reform. References. Indexes.

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GOR008785841
Social Origins of Mental Ability by Gary Collier
Gary Collier
Wiley Series on Personality Processes
Used - Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1993-11-19
300
0471304077
9780471304074
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