Intelligence and Abilities
Intelligence and Abilities

Intelligence and Abilities

by Colin Cooper


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Research into abilities is one of the great success stories of psychology. Ability tests are widely used and there is continued interest in the origins of abilities - genes or environment? - and their links to social phenomena such as crime and welfare dependency.

Intelligence and Abilities offers an introduction to these issues and explains what is known about the processes associated with mental abilities and the relationship of abilities to behavior. It also provides a clear and up-to-date guide to the main areas of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415188685
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Series: Psychology Focus Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mental abilities 2. The structure of mental abilities 3. Alternative views of the structure of ability 4. The genetics of ability 5. Ability processes 6. Correlates of abilities 7. Overview Glossary Tables Figures References

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