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Ageing and intelligence: senility or sagacity?

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 6644 words.

As we age our physical prowess tends to decline. Do individual differences among people change as they move from childhood through to adulthood and old age? Is there on average a tendency...

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Brainy?

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 7877 words.

What does it mean to say that some people have higher psychometric intelligence than others? Does the ability to answer questions correctly and quickly on a mental test reflect real-world...

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Eleven Twelve (not‐so‐) angry men (and women)

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 2016 words.

There are two extremes in the intelligence argument: those that advocate IQ-type testing and those that are against it. ‘Eleven Twelve (not-so-) angry men (and women)’ examines how...

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Intelligence

Ian J. Deary.

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 148 pages.

Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction describes how and why people differ in their thinking power by dealing with issues such as what intelligence is, whether there are several different...

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The lands of the rising IQ

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 3698 words.

Does a high IQ score indicate higher intelligence? Intelligence tests use a table of norms to measure against. Political scientist James Flynn spotted that these norms were changing over...

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The (b)right man for the job

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 3148 words.

Intelligence tests have been used inappropriately and over-zealously at times, to the exclusion of other important characteristics. ‘The (b)right man for the job’ considers whether a score...

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‘They f—— you up, your mum and dad’ (Larkin)

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 6573 words.

Do genes have an effect on human intelligence? What is the impact of environment? Studies show that people in the same family tend to be more alike in their intelligence test scores than...

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To see ‘<i>g</i>’ or not to see ‘<i>g</i>’ …

in Intelligence

February 2001; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology of Intelligence and Reasoning. 4791 words.

Is human intelligence singular? The question of how to measure human mental capacities is a vexed one. ‘To see ‘g’ or not to see ‘g‘…’ outlines the sorts of things that can be measured in...

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