Intelligence and Ability: Selected Readings
Wiseman (Stephen), Ed.
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Back Cover Blurb

  1. The editor has chosen Readings from philosophers and psychologists, covering a century of speculation, hypothesis and research on man's intellectual powers. For the second edition, which Stephen Wiseman virtually completed before his death, the papers have been regrouped, a few have been omitted, and key papers by Eysenck, Jensen, Cattell and Vernon have been added.
  2. ‘This book is a well chosen and most valuable collection of extracts on a topic which is not only scientifically fascinating but socially very important. No student or interested person should be without it.'
    → Max Hammerton reviewing the first edition in Modem Psychology
  3. Penguin Modern Psychology Readings should be of inestimable value to psychology students, to students in other social sciences, and for that matter to the educated general reader’
    The Times Educational Supplement

Contents
    Preface – 7
    Introduction – 9
    Editor’s Acknowledgements – 19
  1. Part One: The Pioneers – 21
    1. F. Galton (1892) – Classification of men according to their natural gifts – 25
    2. C. Spearman (1904) – 'General intelligence''; objectively determined and measured – 37
    3. T. L. Kelley (1928) – The boundaries of mental life – 63
    4. G. Thomson (1936) – Intelligence and civilization – 83
  2. Part Two: Structure of the Mind – 99
    1. P.E. Vernon (1950) – The hierarchy of ability – 101
    2. C. Burt (1949) – The structure of the mind – 115
    3. J. P. Guilford (1959) – Three faces of intellect – 141
  3. Part Three: Nature v. Nurture – 161
    1. D. O. Hebb (1949) – The growth and decline of intelligence – 165
    2. C. Burt (1955) – The evidence for the concept of intelligence – 182
  4. Part Four: Theory v. Practice – 205
    1. R. B. Cattell (1967) – The theory of fluid and crystallized general intelligence checks at the five to six year old level – 209
    2. Arthur R. Jensen (1969) – Intelligence, learning ability and socio-economic status – 230
    3. Hans Eysenck (1967) – Intelligence assessment: a theoretical and experimental approach – 244
  5. Part Five: Cross-Cultural Studies – 269
    1. A. R. Jensen (1969) – How much can we boost IQ and scholastic achievement – 273
    2. G. S. Lesser, G. Feifer and D. H. Clark (1965) – Mental abilities of children from different social-class and cultural groups – 279
    3. P. E. Vernon (1969) – Types of social structure and values – 292
  6. Part Six: Wider Implications – 311
    1. G. A. Ferguson (1954) – Learning and human ability 313
    2. J. McV. Hunt (1961) – Intelligence and experience – 333
    Acknowledgements – 377
    Author Index – 378
    Subject Index – 382

BOOK COMMENT:

Penguin Books, Second Edition, 1973




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