G Factor The Science of Mental Ability
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Description: Jensen provides a comprehensive treatment of one of the major constructs of behavioral science--general mental ability--labeled the g factor by its discoverer, Charles Spearman. The g factor is about individual differences in mental abilities. In factor analyses of any and every large and diverse collection of measures of mental abilities, however varied the content of knowledge and skills they call upon, g emerges as the largest, most general source of differences between individuals and between certain subpopulations. Jensen fully and clearly explains the psychometric, statistical, genetic, and physiological basis of g, as well as the major theoretical challenges to the concept. For decades a key construct in differential psychology, the g factor's significance for scholars and researchers in the brain sciences as well as education, sociology, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, economics, and public policy is clearly evident in this, the most comprehensive treatment of g ever published.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/1998
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|A Little History|
|The Discovery of g|
|The Trouble with "Intelligence"|
|Models and Characteristics of g|
|Challenges to g|
|Biological Correlates of g|
|The Heritability of g|
|Information Processing and g|
|The Practical Validity of g|
|Construct, Vehicles, and Measurements|
|Population Differences in g|
|Population Differences in g: Causal Hypotheses|
|Sex Differences in g|
|The g Nexus|
|Spearman's "Law of Diminishing Returns"|
|Method of Correlated Vectors|
|Multivariate Analyses of a Nexus|