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Intelligence in Its Cultural Context

Robert J. Sternberg

in Advances in Culture and Psychology: Volume Two

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199840694
eISBN:
9780199932726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840694.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This contribution argues that intelligence must be understood in its cultural context. In particular, conceptions of intelligence that are proposed acontextually are largely meaningless. The article ... More


Carving Nature at Its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Matthew H. Slater (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015936
eISBN:
9780262298780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015936.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Contemporary discussions of the success of science often invoke an ancient metaphor from Plato’s Phaedrus: successful theories should “carve nature at its joints,” but is nature really “jointed?” Are ... More


Transitioning musical abilities into expertise and beyond: The role of psychosocial skills in developing prodigious talent

Rena F. Subotnik, Linda Jarvin, Andrew Thomas, and Geesoo Maie Lee

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Entry into a conservatory program is a rigorous process whereby talented young musicians must demonstrate their abilities with confidence and grace in front of a panel of expert faculty. Among the ... More


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