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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Intelligence and Learning

ISBN 9780230249448
Publication Date
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

Covering the nature of human and animal intelligence, this compact and accessible text is the perfect aid for students who wish to delve deeper into the subject. The author presents a clear introduction to a broad range of key topics, including theories of learning, influences on intelligence, and test performance.

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 bookis 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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