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.  

To g or Not to g—That is the Question

To g or not to g—that is the question

It is the centenary of the publication of Spearman's classic paper (Spearman, 1904a). The chapters I have been asked to review for this volume may be construed as an extended colloquy with the ideas introduced by Spearman in 1904. Although Spearman's paper is justly famous for the introduction of g, it actually deals with several other topics that are germane to the chapters I have been asked to review. Spearman's paper contains the first application of multivariate analysis to a matrix of correlations, and the paper reports the results of an empirical test of a formal model of the structure of intellect. Spearman also considered the relationship between ...

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