Intelligence : a very short introduction / Ian J. Deary.
By: Deary, Ian J.Material type: TextSeries: 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
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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.