The General Factor of Intelligence: How General Is It? / Edition 1

The General Factor of Intelligence: How General Is It? / Edition 1

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The General Factor of Intelligence: How General Is It? / Edition 1

This edited volume presents a balanced approach to the ongoing debate of just how general the "general factor" 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 "for" or "against" 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780805836752
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Part IPsychometric Approach
1.Tracing Psychology's Invisible giant and Its Visible Guards3
2.g: A Diminutive General19
3.Psychometric g: Definition and Substantiation39
4.Practical Implications of General Intelligence and PASS Cognitive Processes55
Part IIGenetic-Epistemological Approach
5.General Intelligence: Measurement, Correlates, and Interpretations of the Cultural-Genetic Construct87
6.Is There a General Factor of Cognitive Development?117
Part IIICognitive Approach
7.g and Cognitive Elements of Information Processing: An Agnostic View151
8.A View From Cognitive Psychology: g--(G)host in the Correlation Matrix?183
Part IVBiological Approach
9.General Intelligence: Cognitive and Biological Explanations223
10.The Theory of Biological Intelligence: History and a Critical Appraisal245
Part VBehavior-Genetic Approach
11.The Case for General Intelligence: A Behavioral Genetic Perspective281
12.Other Than g: The Value of Persistence299
Part VISociocultural Approach
13.g: Highly General and Highly Practical331
14.Contextual Variability in the Expression and Meaning of Intelligence381
Part VIISystems Approach
15.g: Knowledge, Speed, Strategies, or Working-Memory Capacity? A Systems Perspective415
16.Beyond g: The Theory of Successful Intelligence447
Author Index481
Subject Index499

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