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The g factor : the science of mental ability

Author: Arthur Robert Jensen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Series: Human evolution, behavior, and intelligence.
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Arthur Jensen has systematically developed a seminal concept first discovered by Charles Spearman in the 1920s: individual and group differences in mental ability exist, and these differences can be measured by a single, general factor, g. On its surface, this concept seems innocuous. However, Jensen does not draw back from its most controversial conclusions - that the average differences in IQ and other abilities  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jensen, Arthur Robert.
G factor.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998
(OCoLC)605439690
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Robert Jensen
ISBN: 0275961036 9780275961039
OCLC Number: 37024184
Description: xiv, 648 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A Little History --
The Discovery of g --
The Trouble with "Intelligence" --
Models and Characteristics of g --
Challenges to g --
Biological Correlates of g --
The Heritability of g --
Information Processing and g --
The Practical Validity of g --
Construct, Vehicles, and Measurements --
Population Differences in g --
Population Differences in g: Causal Hypotheses --
Sex Differences in g --
The g Nexus --
Spearman's "Law of Diminishing Returns" --
Method of Correlated Vectors --
Multivariate Analyses of a Nexus.
Series Title: Human evolution, behavior, and intelligence.
Responsibility: Arthur R. Jensen.

Abstract:

Arthur Jensen has systematically developed a seminal concept first discovered by Charles Spearman in the 1920s: individual and group differences in mental ability exist, and these differences can be measured by a single, general factor, g. On its surface, this concept seems innocuous. However, Jensen does not draw back from its most controversial conclusions - that the average differences in IQ and other abilities found between sexes and racial groups have a substantial hereditary component, and that these differences have important societal consequences. The culmination of his career is the most comprehensive treatment of g ever written, The g Factor. In it, Dr. Jensen not only clearly explains the psychometric, statistical, genetic, and physiological basis of g, in the process he also refutes all major challenges that have been brought against the concept of general mental ability.

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