Intellectual Ability and Speed of Performance: Galen to Galton

  title={Intellectual Ability and Speed of Performance: Galen to Galton},
  author={C. Goodey},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={465 - 495}
  • C. Goodey
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • History of Science
ion at this level was fairly simple. With ability time and its intensification, there has come meta-abstraction. For example, a developmental psychologist may ask a small child to associate two objects that are normally unrelated, e.g. "put the rattle on the helicopter", as a way of establishing whether the child understands the concept "on". This relational task is a more complex example of abstraction than any grown-up scholastic philosopher would have used. Here, abstraction itself is… Expand