The General Factor of Intelligence

The General Factor of Intelligence

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This edited volume presents a balanced approach to the ongoing debate of just how general the qgeneral factorq of intelligence is. To accomplish this goal, the editors chose a number of distinct approaches to the study of intelligence--psychometric, genetic-epistemological, cognitive, biological, behavior-genetic, sociocultural, systems--and asked distinguished scholars to write from the standpoint of these approaches. Each approach comprises two chapters, one by a scholar leaning toward a view arguing for the greater generality of g, and the other by a scholar leaning toward a view arguing for the lesser generality of g. The scholars are not simply qforq or qagainstq these outlooks, rather they provide a more textured view of the general factor, attempting to explain it in psychological terms that are easily understandable. Intended for psychologists in all areas, including clinical, consulting, educational, cognitive, school, developmental, and industrial-organizational, this book will also be of interest to educators, sociologists, anthropologists, and those interested in the nature of intelligence.The pattern was .55, .32, .62, and .52, for verbal, spatial, perceptual speed, and memory abilities, respectively. Similarly, the verbal-spatial versus perceptual- memory differentiation in heritability estimates did not hold for coefficients obtained from the family data. ... First, it is plausible to assume that some basic portion of the g-related genetic variance is distributed within the hierarchy and gets a€œassigneda€anbsp;...

Title:The General Factor of Intelligence
Author:IBM Professor of Psychology and Education Robert J Sternberg, PhD, Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2002-05-01


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