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TitleOrigins of Intelligence [electronic resource] : Infancy and Early Childhood / edited by Michael Lewis
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1983
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XVI, 536 p. online resource


Since the first edition of this volume was published in 1976, interest in the problem of intelligence in general and infant intelligence in particuยญ lar has continued to grow. The response to the first edition was heartenยญ ing: many readers found it a source of information for the diverse areas of study in infant intelligence. Because of the success of that volume, we have decided to issue a second edition. This edition is in many ways both similar to and different from the first. Its similarity lies in the fact that many of the themes and many of the contributors remain the same. Its difference can be found in the updating of old chapters and the addition of several new ones. Taken together, the chapters present a rounded picture of the cenยญ tral issues in infant intelligence. Because the aim was to present a picture of the issues, no attempt, other than the selection of authors and themes, can be made to integrate these chapters into a single coherent whole. In large part, this reflects the diversity of study found in the area of early intellectual behavior. Rather than having a comprehensive theoยญ ry of infant intelligence, the field abounds with a series of critical quesยญ tions. To unite these chapters into some coherence, it will be necessary to articulate what these issues might be. Five major themes run throughยญ out the field of infant intelligence and thus through this volume


1 On the Nature of Intelligence: Science or Bias? -- 2 Origins of Infant Intelligence Testing -- 3 Measuring Mental Abilities in Infancy: The Value and Limitations -- 4 A Conceptual Approach to Early Mental Development -- 5 Organization of Sensorimotor Intelligence -- 6 An Evolutionary Perspective on Infant Intelligence: Species Patterns and Individual Variations -- 7 Early Learning and Intelligence -- 8 Environmental Risks in Fetal and Neonatal Life as Biological Determinants of Infant Intelligence -- 9 Social Intelligence and the Development of Communicative Competence -- 10 Culture and Intelligence in Infancy: An Ethnopsychological View -- 11 Social Class and Infant Intelligence -- 12 Temperament-Intelligence Reciprocities in Early Childhood: A Contextual Model -- 13 Looking Smart: The Relationship between Affect and Intelligence in Infancy -- 14 Motivation and Cognition in Infancy -- 15 Mental Retardation: Developmental Issues in Cognitive and Social Adaptation -- Author Index

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