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The Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence provides an overview of recent studies on intelligence to help readers develop a sound understanding of results and perspectives in intelligence research. In this volume, editors Oliver Wilhelm and Randall W. Engle bring together a group of respected experts from two fields of intelligence research, cognition and methods, to summarize, review, and evaluate research in their areas of expertise. The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art examinations of a particular domain of intelligence research and highlight important methodological considerations, theoretical claims, and pervasive problems in the field.
Chapter 17: Capturing Successful Intelligence Through Measures of Analytic, Creative, and Practical Skills
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 ...