Looking Down on Human Intelligence: From Psychometrics to the Brain

Hardcover | September 1, 2000

byIan Deary

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Why are some people more mentally able than others ? In an authoritative, critical and intergrated series of review essays Professor Ian Deary inquires after the cognitive and biological foundations of human mental ability differences. Many accounts of intelligence have examined the structureand number of human mental ability differences and whether they can predict sucess in education,work and social life. Few books have taken psychometric intelligence differences as a starting point and brought together the reductionistic attempts to explain them.New to the highly acclaimed OxfordPsychology Series, Looking Down on Human Intelligence appraises the search for the origins of psychometric intelligence differences in terms of brain function parameters. The book provides an original and thought provoking guide to ancient and modern research on one of the most compelling questionsin human psychology.

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Why are some people more mentally able than others ? In an authoritative, critical and intergrated series of review essays Professor Ian Deary inquires after the cognitive and biological foundations of human mental ability differences. Many accounts of intelligence have examined the structureand number of human mental ability differenc...

Ian Deary is at University of Edinburgh.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019852417X

ISBN - 13:9780198524175

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Little 'g' and friends2. Four intelligent reductionists3. The discriminating mind4. Vade-Mecum5. Cake-slicing6. Faster, Smarter7. Quick on the Uptake8. Wisdom from the ages9. Wetware10. Den finger in die wunde legenReferences. Index.