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Practical intelligence in everyday life

"This book reviews psychological research on practical intelligence and describes its importance in everyday life. The authors reveal the importance of tacit knowledge - what we have learned from our own experience through action. Although it has been seen as an indispensable element of expertise, intelligence researchers have found it difficult to quantify. Based on years of research, Dr. Sternberg and his colleagues have found that tacit knowledge can be quantified and can be taught." "This volume thoroughly examines studies of practical intelligence in the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world, and for varied occupations, such as management, military leadership, teaching, research, and sales."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2000
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 2000
xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521650564, 9780521659581, 0521650569, 0521659582
1. What is practical intelligence?; 2. The nature of intelligence; 3. The specificity of practical intelligence: phenomenology and development; 4. Practical intelligence in the workplace; 5. Approaches to studying practical intelligence; 6. Understanding practical intelligence: the role of tacit knowledge; 7. Measuring tacit knowledge; 8. The role of practical intelligence in civilian settings; 9. Practical intelligence: an example from in the military workplace; 10. Practical implications; 11. Conclusions.