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IQ and Human Intelligence


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1: The early development and uses of IQ tests 2: Psychometric theories of intelligence 3: The search for cognitive processes underlying components of IQ: Gs or speed and efficiency of information processing 4: Verbal, spatial and fluid abilities: Gc, Gv and Gf 5: Associative learning, working memory and executive control 6: Intelligence and the brain 7: Theories of g 8: The stability of IQ and the rise and fall of intelligence 9: The predictive validity of IQ - and its limits 10: Is this all? Multiple aspects of intelligence 11: Heritability: Kinship studies and single genes 12: The environment: secular changes and social class 13: Group differences 14: Sex differences 15: Epilogue

About the Author

Nicholas Mackintosh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University, having been Head of the Department from 1981 to 2002, and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society since 1987 and has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pennsylvania, California (at Berkeley), Hawaii, New South Wales, Bryn Mawr College, Universite de Paris (Sud), and Yale University. He has authored several books, including The Psychology of Animal Learning, Conditioning and Associative Learning , and Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed.


`Review from previous edition Mackintosh's new book is to be welcomed: it is comprehensive, up-to-date, well-informed, critical, and manages to offer a balanced introduction to the study of intelligence. ' Swiss Journal of Psychology, v.59 no.3, Sep. 2000

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