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Author Deary, Ian J.

Title Intelligence : a very short introduction / Ian J. Deary
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001

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Description 132 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series Very short introductions ; 39
Very short introductions ; 39
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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials{Smith copy: EAST commitment} MNS
Subject Intellect.
Intelligence levels.
Intelligence.
Intelligence Tests.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
LC no. 2001269139
ISBN 0192893211
9780192893215