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P. J. Henry, Robert J. Sternberg & Elena L. Grigorenko

In: Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence

Chapter 17: Capturing Successful Intelligence Through Measures of Analytic, Creative, and Practical Skills

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Capturing Successful Intelligence Through Measures of Analytic, Creative, and Practical Skills
Capturing successful intelligence through measures of analytic, creative, and practical skills
P. J.HenryRobert J.SternbergElena L.Grigorenko

Just what is intelligence? This question, like most questions concerning the definition of psychological constructs, is highly complicated. Psychology researchers have a particularly difficult time defining their constructs because typically they are not easily observed (e.g., love, prejudice, fear, attention, values) and because they coincide with concepts tossed around the daily lexicon such that most nonscientists, across a wide range of experience and education, have an implicitly understood definition of many psychological constructs. Intelligence is no different. Not only is intelligence difficult to pin down methodologically, but it is also a construct that was a part of the English language long ...

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