How Intelligence Can Be a Solution to Consequential World Problems
Sternberg, Robert J. (editor)
Conway, Andrew (editor)
Halpern, Diane (editor)
Intelligence research is mainly concerned with basic science questions; what is the psychometric structure of intelligence? What are the cognitive bases of intelligence? What are the brain-based correlates of intelligence? What does intelligence predict? Such research is needed, but there are also problems larger than those presented in intelligence tests, including problems of today. What is the role of human intelligence in solving consequential real-world problems? Here, leading scholars in the field of intelligence each address one real-world problem—a problem of their choice—and explain how intelligence has been, or could be, essential for a solution.
Keywordsintelligence; IQ; giftedness; transactional giftedness; transformational giftedness; critical thinking; real-world problems; innovation; talent selection and development; gifted education; social returns; cognitive aptitudes and creativity; grand societal challenges; Sustainable Development Goals; complex problems; consequential world problems; mental tests; cognitive ageing; cognitive epidemiology; mortality; cognitive development; wisdom; education; conflict resolution; problem-solving; decision making; history-wars; Wechsler scales; WAIS-IV; federal judges; Supreme Court; fluid reasoning; processing speed; crystallized knowledge; working memory; aging-IQ research; computerized adaptive testing; test construction; collective intelligence; metacognition; wellbeing; inequity; social issues; functional literacy; job complexity; nonadherence to treatment; noncommunicable disease; diabetes; diabetes self-management; behavioral risk factors; global burden of disease; epidemiological transition; social movements; theory of social change, cultural evolution, and human development; social intelligence; practical intelligence; abstract intelligence; COVID-19; cultural evolution; adaptive intelligence; George Floyd protests; higher-order thinking; real-world environments; infectious diseases
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022