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[Xmca-l] Re: Sternberg's 2015 reflections on his search for the nature of intelligence



Interesting idea. Let's see what Robert S thinks.z Robert. If you have Bob
Sternbeg's a address, why not forward?

Mike

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike,
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> Robert's insight that people in different cultures have very different
> metaphors of mind and as a result they raised their children to be smart in
> terms of their own implicit theories of intelligence.
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> I would add that in various historical epochs people had very different
> metaphors of intelligence.
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> the search for intelligence “as” a zipperrump-a-zoo may be the misguided
> metaphor. the search may be more productive to look at another metaphor
> [the “field”] as the place where zipperrump-a-zoo's actually show up.
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> Sternberg concludes his look back with the advice;
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> “should you encounter anyone who believes he or she has found it [the
> zipperump-a-zoo]nand there are plenty of those IN THE FIELD of intelligence
> - my advice is: “Caveat emptor: Buyer beware”
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> The metaphors that carry the meaning of intelligence emerge within
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> “fields”
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> this may be where to search for zipperump-a-zoo as a species.
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> larry
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> Sent from Windows Mail
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> From: mike cole
> Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎May‎ ‎17‎, ‎2015 ‎11‎:‎05‎ ‎AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
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> Concerning those questions about intelligence that were floating around
> recently. Perhaps the attached will prove of intrest. I include Robert
> Serpell's introduction.
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
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> Dear colleagues, students and friends,
> Please find attached a light-heartedly phrased but also insightful 2015
> essay by Robert Sternberg
> ​
> on the various approaches he has adopted over the years to research on the
> nature of intelligence.
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> It reminded me of conversations I have had with many of you over the years
> !
> I hope you enjoy it.
>
> RS
> Robert Serpell PhD
> Professor of Psychology, University of Zambia
> Coordinator, Centre for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa
> (CAPOLSA)
> Psychology Department, School of Humanities & Social Sciences
> Great East Road Campus
> PO Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
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> Phone: (+260) 211 290850 (direct line to my office)
> Cell     (+260) 977 758705
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> webpage  http://unza.academia.edu/RobertSerpell
> CAPOLSA website - new link: http://bit.ly/16nNi50
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> --
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> All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes
> you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something
> that isn't even visible. N. McLean, *A River Runs Through it*



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All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes
you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something
that isn't even visible. N. McLean, *A River Runs Through it*