Social Origins of Mental Ability


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Adds essential clarification to the ongoing debate between nature and nurture in the development of intelligence. Contains a broad overview of the way motivation and cultural conditions shape the growth and use of cognitive skills. Many familiar concepts from the classical psychology of personality--need for achievement, level of aspiration, field dependence, the authoritarian personality--are reviewed along with others more recently defined--fear of success, learned helplessness, mastery orientation. Surveys the cognitive ...

Social Origins of Mental Ability 1993, Wiley, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471304074