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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.  

g Factor: Issues of Design and Interpretation
G factor: Issues of design and interpretation

At least since the late 1930s, the literature on the structure of human abilities and intelligence has been alternating between two main kinds of theories—a single general (or g) factor theory and variants of multiple-factor theories. After the appearance of Jensen's (1998) book, The g Factor, it may seem as if the g factor theory is in ascendancy. However, as can be seen from the contributions to a book edited by Sternberg and Grigorenko (2002), there are those who challenge its role and importance in human cognition (see also Bowman, Markham, & Roberts, 2002). At the very least, there seems to be good reason not to accept all arguments that are put ...

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