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Why g matters: The complexity of everyday life
Personnel selection research provides much evidence that intelligence (g) is an important predictor of performance in training and on the job, especially in higher level work. This article providesExpand
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Mainstream science on intelligence: An editorial with 52 signatories, history, and bibliography
Since the publication of " The Bell Curve, " many commentators have offered opinions about human intelligence that misstate current scientific evidence. Some conclusions dismissed in the media asExpand
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Applying Gottfredson ’ s Theory of Circumscription and Compromise in Career Guidance and Counseling
AT THE BEGINNING of the twentieth century, 36% of workers were employed in farming, fishing, forestry, and other agricultural work, and only 4% in professional services (United States Census Office,Expand
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Intelligence: is it the epidemiologists' elusive "fundamental cause" of social class inequalities in health?
  • L. Gottfredson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2004
Virtually all indicators of physical health and mental competence favor persons of higher socioeconomic status (SES). Conventional theories in the social sciences assume that the materialExpand
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Appendix B
Since the CPS, SIPP, and AHS estimates come from samples, they may differ from the figures from a complete census using the same questionnaires, instructions, and enumerators. This possible variationExpand
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Premorbid (early life) IQ and later mortality risk: systematic review.
PURPOSE Studies of middle-aged and particularly older-aged adults found that those with higher scores on tests of IQ (cognitive function) had lower rates of later mortality. Interpretation of suchExpand
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Intelligence Predicts Health and Longevity, but Why?
Large epidemiological studies of almost an entire population in Scotland have found that intelligence (as measured by an IQ-type test) in childhood predicts substantial differences in adult morbidityExpand
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Where and Why g Matters:Not a Mystery
g is a highly general capability for processing complex information of any type. This explains its great value in predicting job performance. Complexity is the major distinction among jobs, whichExpand
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The Challenge and Promise of Cognitive Career Assessment
Abilities are as important as interests in career choice and development. Reviving cognitive assessment in career counseling promises to help counselees better understand their career options and howExpand
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