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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.  

Mental Speed: On Frameworks, Paradigms, and a Platform for the Future
Mental speed: On frameworks, paradigms, and a platform for the future
VanessaDanthiirRichard D.RobertsRalfSchulzeOliverWilhelm

Although once given scant treatment, the importance attached to “mental speed” in providing improved understanding and measurement of intelligence is growing. The veracity of this statement is evidenced by a number of observations. For instance, several broad factors representing mental speed abilities are currently incorporated within two important, structural models of cognitive abilities: Gf-Gc (see, e.g., Horn & Noll, 1994) and three-stratum (e.g., Carroll, 1993) theory. With respect to the latter of these conceptualizations, Carroll (1993) notes, “If any broad taxonomic classification of cognitive ability factors were to be formulated, in fact, it might be one based on the distinction between level [accuracy-based ...

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