Human Intelligence

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Human Intelligence

By Earl Hunt

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This book is a comprehensive survey of our scientific knowledge about human intelligence, written by a researcher who has spent more than 30 years studying the field, receiving a Lifetime Contribution award from the International Society for Intelligence. Human Intelligence takes a non-ideological view of a topic in which, too often, writings are dominated by a single theory or social viewpoint. The book discusses the conceptual status of intelligence as a collection of cognitive skills that include, but also go beyond, those skills evaluated by conventional tests; intelligence tests and their analysis; contemporary theories of intelligence; biological and social causes of intelligence; the importance of intelligence in social, industrial, and educational spheres; the role of intelligence in determining success in life, both inside and outside educational settings; and the nature and causes of variations in intelligence across age, gender, and racial and ethnic groups.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Personality

Human Intelligence
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/22/10
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 051199382X
ISBN 13: 9780511993824
Print ISBN: 9780521881623

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