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The Resource Thinking styles, Robert J. Sternberg

Thinking styles, Robert J. Sternberg

Label
Thinking styles
Title
Thinking styles
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Sternberg
Creator
Subject
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Publisher description: In our society, the recognition of talent depends largely on idealized and entrenched perceptions of academic achievement and job performance. Thinking Styles bucks this trend by emphasizing the method of our thought rather than its content. Psychologist Robert Sternberg argues that ability often goes unappreciated and uncultivated not because of lack of talent, but because of conflicting styles of thinking and learning. Using a variety of examples that range from scientific studies to personal anecdotes, Sternberg presents a theory of thinking styles that aims to explain why aptitude tests, school grades, and classroom performance often fail to identify real ability. He believes that criteria for intelligence in both school and the workplace are unfortunately based on the ability to conform rather than learn. He takes the theory a step further by stating that 'achievement' can be a result of the compatibility of personal and institutional thinking styles, and 'failure' is too often the result of a conflict of thinking styles, rather than a lack of intelligence or aptitude. Sternberg bases his theory on hard scientific data, yet presents a work that remains highly accessible
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sternberg, Robert J
Dewey number
153.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.S6778 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive styles
  • Thought and thinking
  • Human information processing
Label
Thinking styles, Robert J. Sternberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36315844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 180 pages
Isbn
9780521553162
Lccn
97001586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36315844
Label
Thinking styles, Robert J. Sternberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36315844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 180 pages
Isbn
9780521553162
Lccn
97001586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36315844

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