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Competence considered

Author: Robert J Sternberg; John Kolligian
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the perception of competence as it affects an individual's development, explains how people come to consider themselves competent or incompetent, and looks at cultural stereotypes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sternberg; John Kolligian
ISBN: 0300045670 9780300045673
OCLC Number: 20092446
Description: xv, 420 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface / John Kolligian, Jr. and Robert J. Sternberg --
Introduction : changing conceptions of competence / David Elkind --
What is ability and why are we mindful of it? : a developmental perspective / John G. Nicholls --
The developmental course of perceived competence and incompetence among competent children / Deborah A. Phillips and Marc Zimmerman --
Causes, correlates, and the functional role of global self-worth : a life-span perspective / Susan Harter --
The self-perceptions of uncommonly bright youngsters / Paul M. Janos --
Prototypes of competence. And incompetence / Robert J. Sternberg --
Incompetence : a conceptual reconsideration / Ellen J. Langer and Kwangyang Park. Strategies for comparative evaluation : maintaining a sense of competence across the life span / Karin S. Frey and Diane N. Ruble --
Cognitive strategies, coping, and perceptions of competence / Julie K. Norem and Nancy Cantor --
The role of the self-system in competence / Hazel Markus, Susan Cross, and Elissa Wurf --
Interpersonal relationships and the experience of perceived efficacy / Carrie E. Schaffer and Sidney J. Blatt. Success and success inhibition / David W. Krueger --
Perceived fraudulence as a dimension of perceived imcompetence / John Kolligian, Jr. --
The development of self-system vulnerabilities : social and cognitive factors in developmental psychopathology / Marlene M. Moretti and E. Tory Higgins --
Conclusion : reflections on nonability determinants of competence / Albert Bandura.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Sternberg and John Kolligian, Jr.

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