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A Dialectical Constructivist View of Developmental Intelligence
A dialectical constructivist view of developmental intelligence
JuanPascual-LeoneJaniceJohnson

Dedicated to the memory of Robbie Case

Separate causal factors operate through development to affect somewhat separately cognitive processes and produce individual differences…. Further evidence is needed to elucidate the nature of these factors.

Noll and Horn (1998, p. 280)

g stands unassailed as a big concretion of mental test variance. It is a psychometric triumph and a cognitive enigma.

Deary (2002, p. 176)

In summary, empiricism begins with the record of plain facts, science denounces this evidence to discover hidden laws. There is no science but of that which is hidden.

Bachelard (1949, p. 38; translation by J. Pascual-Leone)

AUTHORS' NOTE: Preparation of this chapter was facilitated by an operating grant (#410-2001-1077) to the two authors from the ...

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