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Ellen Bialystok and Fergus I. M. Craik

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195169539

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169539.001.0001

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Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities as Competencies in Development

Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities as Competencies in Development

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(p.315) 22 Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities as Competencies in Development
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Lifespan Cognition
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Damian P. Birney

Robert J. Sternberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169539.003.0022

This chapter discusses four theoretical approaches—psychometric theories, information-processing theories, Piagetian and neo-Piagetian theories, and contextualist theories—and the associated methodologies that are used to understand intelligence and intellectual development. It then reflects on a relatively new theory that, following from the triarchic theory of intelligence, conceptualizes abilities as competencies in development. This multifaceted account of intelligence has been proposed to integrate what are often considered to be disparate paradigms. The triarchic theory of intelligence comprises three subtheories: a componential subtheory dealing with the (universal) components of intelligence; a contextual subtheory dealing with processes of adaptation, shaping, and selection; and an experiential subtheory dealing with the importance of coping with novelty and automatization. This chapter also examines experience and cognitive capacity as determinants of intellectual development.

Keywords:   psychometric theories, information-processing theories, Piagetian theories, neo-Piagetian theories, contextualist theories, intelligence, intellectual development, triarchic theory of intelligence, cognitive capacity, experience, novelty

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