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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{Smith copy: EAST commitment} MNS
Subject Intellect.
Intelligence levels.
Intelligence Tests.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
LC no. 2001269139
ISBN 0192893211