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Macmillan Higher Education

Intelligence and Learning

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Palgrave

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Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

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Paperback - 9780230249448

20 August 2010

£13.99

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Ebook - 9781137109323

20 August 2010

£12.99

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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...

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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.

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Written by experienced authors, lecturers and researchers, this short, accessible book is perfectly pitched for advanced high school and introductory level undergraduate students Indepth and uptodate coverage of the major areas within intellige

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.

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

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

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