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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.  

Group Differences in Intelligence and Related Measures
Group differences in intelligence and related measures
Werner W.Wittmann
Group Differences: One of the Most Controversial Areas of Psychological Research

Group differences in abilities, aptitudes, knowledge, and intelligence; their amount, origins in nature/nurture, impacts, and consequences in real life and what to do with them for job selection; and admissions to higher education are a “political minefield” (Halpern, cited in Kersting, 2003). Group differences is a most controversial topic in psychology and social sciences, in which a researcher can easily fall into booby traps, ruin or endanger his or her academic career, or at least get a finger burnt. A literature or an internet search related to names such as Sir Cyril Burt, Arthur Jensen, Philip Rushton, Chris Brand, William Shockley, ...

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