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G Factor The Science of Mental Ability

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ISBN-10: 0275961036

ISBN-13: 9780275961039

Edition: 1998

Authors: Arthur R. Jensen

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

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
Name Index
Subject Index