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Palgrave Macmillan

Intelligence and Learning

ISBN 9780230249448
Publication Date October 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

As humans, we often differentiate ourselves from other animals by our intelligence and ability to learn, but are these distinctions always so simple?

Covering theories of learning, influences on intelligence, animal intelligence and test performance, Lund discusses the fascinating debates that shape our understanding of this area.

Whatever your level of study, this balanced introduction will allow you to look critically at the main theories and cement your understanding of intelligence and learning.

NICK LUND is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and has also acted as a Consultant for a major exam board.


INTRODUCTION
PART I: THEORIES OF INTELLIGENCE
What is Human Intelligence?
One Factor or Many?
Psychometric Theories
Learning Approach
Intelligence and Information Processing
Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Emotional Intelligence
PART II: ANIMAL LEARNING
Nature of Simple Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Problems of Simple Learning Theories
Information Processing Explanations of Learning
PART III: ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
What is 'Intelligence' in Non-Human Animals?
Social Learning
Self-Recognition
Machiavellian Intelligence
Theory of Mind
Language in Non-Human Animals
PART IV: EVOLUTION OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE
Why are Humans Intelligent?
Brain Size
Ecological Demands
Social Complexity
PART V: INTELLIGENCE TEST PERFORMANCE
Intelligence and IQ
Genetic Influence on Intelligence
Neurobiology and Intelligence
Environmental Influences on Intelligence
Environmental Enrichment
Culture and Intelligence
Interaction of Nature and Nurture

Reviews

"This is an important and authoritative text on learning and intelligence. Lund provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of both topics and the book is ideally suited to students studying psychology at A level, Scottish Higher or undergraduate levels".
- Hilary Tait, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University
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