ERIC Number: EJ775362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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Cast in Six Ponds and You'll Reel in Something: Looking Back on 25 Years of Research
Ceci, Stephen J.
American Psychologist, v58 n11 p855-864 Nov 2003
The author describes his program of research over the past 25 years. This research falls into 6 areas that are interdependent and that inform each other. The overall program is guided by 3 bioecological principles that posit the need for proximal processes and motivation to actualize biological potential. The author presents examples of experiments that fall into each of the 6 areas and show that human potential is highly contextualized and that, consequently, the same person who fails at a task in one domain is often able to succeed at it in a different domain.
Descriptors: Ability, Self Motivation, Aptitude, Scientific Principles, Biological Influences, Research Projects, Psychological Studies, Learning Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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