Essays on Systems Intelligence

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Abstract

In the present volume the emphasis is on the foundational, conceptual, psychological as well as practice-oriented aspects of human intelligence. As is customary with systems intelligence, the essays represent a number of different methodologies, disciplines and topics of interest. In the opening essay, Esa Saarinen and Raimo P. Hämäläinen elaborate on systems intelligence as an original form of human intelligence paying particular attention to the origin of intelligence in the light of infant research. The paper argues for systems intelligence as an integrating framework which complements earlier work on human intelligence. In his three essays, John Rauthmann discusses conceptually and empirically systems intelligence with respect to classical conceptualizations of intelligence and with respect to certain essential psychological themes. His first article studies systems intelligence as a trait and ability, investigating the connections of the construct to previous psychological intelligence literature. In his second contribution, Rauthmann develops a new systemic meta-model of personality. In his third essay, Rauthmann proposes a trait-SI scale for operationalizing the concept. Based on his original proposal, Rauthmann goes on to report what is the first empirical attempt to measure systems intelligence. In his methodologically innovative essay, Kalevi Kilkki creates a social systems map of systems intelligence by presenting and applying a novel web search engine methodology to the construct of systems intelligence. The result is a description of the connections of the notion of systems intelligence with concepts in other disciplines and with some leading scholars in those disciplines. This is followed by an essay by Otso Palonen with a discussion of learning from the perspective of systems intelligence. In their contribution, Ella Rönkkönen and Esa Saarinen take the bold step of applying chemical engineering to an analysis of the Broaden and Build Theory of positive emotions developed by Barbara Fredrickson, and then link Fredrickson’s insights with systems intelligence. Anne Birgitta Pessi uses systems intelligence to analyse volunteerism, presenting a fresh conceptualization of that domain. The final essay by Pia Tikka reflects cinema as an intersubjective neuroscientific experience. The concepts of embodied simulation and the 6 cinema author’s mental workspace simulatorium are discussed in their relation to systems intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherAalto ARTS Books
Number of pages219
ISBN (Print)978-952-60-3112-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeC2 Edited books

Keywords

  • systems analysis laboratory research group
  • Systems Intelligence

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