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`In this remarkably economical, clear and informed book, Mike Howe... sets about unravelling the formidable semantic, logical and empirical knots into which IQ testers and their supporters have tied themselves.... Howe suggests that we have, for decades, been asking the wrong kinds of questions. He points to the number of alternative, theoretically richer, views of human intelligence that don't reduce all to a single dimension... this is rendered with an easy, readable style which assumes no previous technical knowledge' - British Journal of Educational Psychology In this provocative and accessible book, Michael Howe exposes serious flaws in our most widely accepted beliefs about intelligence. He shows that cr
Chapter 8: Newer Approaches to Intelligence
Newer Approaches to Intelligence
As we have seen, there have been many criticisms of the intelligence theory approach, according to which intelligence is not only a product of mental activity but also the underlying reason why some people are highly intelligent. Responses to such criticisms have typically included a demand that the challenger reveal just what it is that makes some people more intelligent than others, if not the presence of an underlying quality of intelligence, which is the preferred answer of Spearman and the followers in his tradition.
In fact, as we have seen, there are numerous possible contributing causes to one individual being more intelligent than another. It is almost certainly wrong to think that all that is wrong with intelligence ...