By Helmuth Nyborg
This booklet celebrates triumphs in sleek psychology: the winning improvement and alertness of an outstanding degree of common intelligence; and the private braveness and abilities of the guy who made this attainable - Arthur R. Jensen from Berkeley collage.
The quantity lines the historical past of intelligence from the early nineteenth century techniques, to the newest analyses of the hierarchical constitution of cognitive skills, and records the transition from a hopelessly pressured notion of intelligence to the advance of an aim degree of psychometric g. The contributions illustrate the remarkable strength g has with recognize to predicting academic fulfillment, getting an enticing activity, or social stratification.
The publication is split into six elements as follows: half I provides the newest higher-stream research of cognitive skills, half II bargains with organic points of g, comparable to examine on mind imaging, glucose uptake, operating reminiscence, response time, inspection time, and different organic correlates, and concludes with the most recent findings in g-related molecular genetics. half III addresses demographic facets of g, comparable to geographic-, race-, and sex-differences, and introduces differential mental facets to boot. half IV concentrates at the g nexus, and relates such hugely diversified issues as sociology, genius, retardation, education, schooling, jobs, and crime to g. half V comprises chapters severe of analysis on g and its genetic dating, and in addition offers a rejoinder. half VI seems to be at one of many maximum modern psychologists, Professor Emeritus Arthur R. Jensen as instructor and mentor
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The Scientific Study of General Intelligence. Tribute to Arthur R. Jensen by Helmuth Nyborg