General intelligence as a domain-specific adaptation.

  title={General intelligence as a domain-specific adaptation.},
  author={Satoshi Kanazawa},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={111 2},
General intelligence (g) poses a problem for evolutionary psychology's modular view of the human brain. The author advances a new evolutionary psychological theory of the evolution of general intelligence and argues that general intelligence evolved as a domain-specific adaptation for the originally limited sphere of evolutionary novelty in the ancestral environment. It has accidentally become universally important merely because we now live in an evolutionarily novel world. The available data… CONTINUE READING
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