Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups

  title={Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups},
  author={A. Woolley and C. Chabris and A. Pentland and N. Hashmi and T. W. Malone},
  pages={686 - 688}
  • A. Woolley, C. Chabris, +2 authors T. W. Malone
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Meeting of Minds The performance of humans across a range of different kinds of cognitive tasks has been encapsulated as a common statistical factor called g or general intelligence factor. What intelligence actually is, is unclear and hotly debated, yet there is a reproducible association of g with performance outcomes, such as income and academic achievement. Woolley et al. (p. 686, published online 30 September) report a psychometric methodology for quantifying a factor termed “collective… CONTINUE READING

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