IQ and Human Intelligence (2nd Edition)

October 30, 2020
IQ and Human Intelligence (2nd Edition)

The question 'What is intelligence?' may seem simple to answer,but the study and measurement of human intelligence is one of themost controversial subjects in psychology. For much of its history,the focus has been on differences between people, on what it meansfor one person to be more intelligent than another, and how suchdifferences might have arisen, obscuring efforts to understand thegeneral nature of intelligence. These are obviously fundamentalquestions, still widely debated and misunderstood. New definitionsof intelligence and new factors affecting intelligence arefrequently being described, while psychometric testing is appliedin most large industries.IQ and Human Intelligence provides a clear, authoritativeoverview of the main issues surrounding this fascinating area,including the development of IQ tests, the heritability ofintelligence, theories of intelligence, environmental effects onIQ, factor analysis, relationship of cognitive psychology tomeasuring IQ, and intelligence in the social context. The clear,accessible style and numerous explanatory boxes make this the idealtext for advanced undergraduate and graduate students inpsychology.