Practical Intelligence In Everyday Life by Robert J. SternbergPractical Intelligence In Everyday Life by Robert J. Sternberg

Practical Intelligence In Everyday Life

byRobert J. Sternberg, George B. Forsythe, Jennifer Hedlund

Paperback | March 28, 2000

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This path-breaking book reviews psychological research on practical intelligence and describes its importance in everyday life. The authors reveal the importance of tacit knowledge--what we have learned from our own experience, through action. Although it has been seen as an indispensable element of expertise, intelligence researchers have found it difficult to quantify. Based on years of research, Dr. Sternberg and his colleagues have found that tacit knowledge can be quantified and can be taught. This volume thoroughly examines studies of practical intelligence in the United States and in many other parts of the world as well, and for varied occupations, such as management, military leadership, teaching, research, and sales.
Title:Practical Intelligence In Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 28, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521659582

ISBN - 13:9780521659581


Table of Contents

1. What is practical intelligence?; 2. The nature of intelligence; 3. The specificity of practical intelligence: phenomenology and development; 4. Practical intelligence in the workplace; 5. Approaches to studying practical intelligence; 6. Understanding practical intelligence: the role of tacit knowledge; 7. Measuring tacit knowledge; 8. The role of practical intelligence in civilian settings; 9. Practical intelligence: an example from in the military workplace; 10. Practical implications; 11. Conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

"...this book os intended primarily for scholars, but should prove accessible and interesting for most PT readers." Psychology Today