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Human General Intelligence as a Domain General Psychological Adaptation

  title={Human General Intelligence as a Domain General Psychological Adaptation},
  author={K. Macdonald},
The concept of general intelligence as measured by standard IQ tests has always been a difficult fit for evolutionary psychology. This paper argues that intelligence is a set of domain general abilities which was not designed to solve any specific problem from the human evolutionary past. Rather, general intelligence equips humans to make mental models of the environment and to develop action plans based on these models. It is thus ideally suited to solve evolutionarily ancient problems of… Expand

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