Volume five continues to mark the significant advances made in the psychology of human intelligence, problem solving, and thinking abilities. Papers contributed by leaders in the field reflect a diversity of perspectives and approaches to the human intelligence. Subjects discussed include: * genetic and environmental contributions to information-processing abilities
* development of children's conceptions of intelligence
* skill acquisition as a bridge between intelligence and motivation
* information-processing abilities underlying intelligence
* costs of expertise and their relation to intelligence
* the nature of abstract thought
"The chapters are well written and are appropriate for readers who already have a general familiarity with the field."
Contents: R.J. Sternberg, Introduction. M. McGue, T.J. Bouchard, Jr., Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Information Processing and Special Mental Abilities: A Twin Analysis. K.M. Cain, C.S. Dweck, The Development of Children's Conceptions of Intelligence: A Theoretical Framework. R. Kanfer, P.L. Ackerman, Dynamics of Skill Acquisition: Building a Bridge Between Intelligence and Motivation. R.F. Dillon, Information Processing and Intelligence. P.A. Frensch, R.J. Sternberg, Expertise and Intelligent Thinking: When is it Worse to Know Better? D.L. Medin, B.H. Ross, The Specific Character of Abstract Thought: Categorization, Problem-Solving, and Induction.