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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.  

Knowledge and Intelligence
Knowledge and intelligence
Phillip L.AckermanMargaret E.Beier

Over the past 100 or so years, there have evolved two largely parallel movements in the psychology of human intelligence. The first movement has been concerned with assessment and practical predictions of individual differences in academic success and occupational performance. The second movement has been mostly concerned with a reductionist approach that aims to find psychological or psychophysical markers for intellectual potential or capacity. As we will discuss in this chapter, the latter movement has little use for knowledge as a component of intelligence, for several reasons. The former approach has found that individual differences in knowledge make up a fundamentally important component of intelligence for assessment and prediction purposes. We will review the theoretical and empirical justification ...

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