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Intelligence : a very short introduction / Ian J. Deary.

By: Deary, Ian J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 39.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001Description: 132 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780192893215; 0192893211.Subject(s): Intellect | Intelligence levelsDDC classification: 153.9 Other classification: 77.32
Contents:
To see 'g' or not to see 'g': How many types of intelligence are there? -- Ageing and intelligence: senility or sagacity? What happens to mental abilities as we grow older? -- Brainy? Why are some people cleverer than others? -- 'They f- you up your Mum and Dad' (Larkin): Are intelligence differences a result of genes or environments or both? -- The (b)right man for the job: Does intelligence matter? -- The lands of the rising IQ: Is intelligence changing generation by generation? -- Eleven (not-so-) angry men (and women): Psychologistsactually agree about human intelligence differences.
Summary: For people with little or no knowledge of the science of human intelligence, this volume takes readers to a stage where they are able to make judgments for themselves about the key questions of human mental ability. Each chapter addresses a central scientific issue but does so in a way that is lively and completely accessible. Issues discussed include whether there are several different types of intelligence, whether intelligence differences are caused by genes or the environment, t e biological basis of intelligence levels, and whether intelligence declines as we grow older.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

To see 'g' or not to see 'g': How many types of intelligence are there? -- Ageing and intelligence: senility or sagacity? What happens to mental abilities as we grow older? -- Brainy? Why are some people cleverer than others? -- 'They f- you up your Mum and Dad' (Larkin): Are intelligence differences a result of genes or environments or both? -- The (b)right man for the job: Does intelligence matter? -- The lands of the rising IQ: Is intelligence changing generation by generation? -- Eleven (not-so-) angry men (and women): Psychologistsactually agree about human intelligence differences.

For people with little or no knowledge of the science of human intelligence, this volume takes readers to a stage where they are able to make judgments for themselves about the key questions of human mental ability. Each chapter addresses a central scientific issue but does so in a way that is lively and completely accessible. Issues discussed include whether there are several different types of intelligence, whether intelligence differences are caused by genes or the environment, t e biological basis of intelligence levels, and whether intelligence declines as we grow older.

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Ian Deary is Professor of Psychology at Edinburgh University, and author of Personality Traits (1998, with Gerald Matthews). His next book, Looking Down on Human Intelligence, will be published this year by OUP.

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