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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.  

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

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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