Seminar on Intelligence and Creativity|
What does it mean to be smart? Who decides whether something or someone is creative? The answers to these questions are of great consequence as they often determine who gets access to scarce resources. This course will introduce students to some of the most vibrant and lively debates in the fields of intelligence and creativity. Our goal will be to discuss relevant theories and evaluate empirical data associated with various perspectives and approaches to understanding these important constructs. In addition, students will gain familiarity with and critically evaluate how intelligence and creativity are measured, as well as the usefulness of different measures for predicting the success of individuals and organizations.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Robert J. Sternberg (2020). THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF INTELLIGENCE (2ND ED.). New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1108719193
James C. Kaufman and Robert J. Sternberg (2019). THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF CREATIVITY (2ND ED.). New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1316638545
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two in-class presentations (one on Intelligence and one on Creativity). Final Project integrating course material.
Students should expect some readings and assignments to be due during winter break, prior to the beginning of Winter Session class meetings. Please visit the Winter Session website for the full syllabus.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course counts as a specialized course towards the Psychology major.
Schedule: 9:00am-12:30pm. Classes meet Jan 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17.
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: TBA; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 2|
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