Intelligence: new findings and theoretical developments.

@article{Nisbett2012IntelligenceNF,
  title={Intelligence: new findings and theoretical developments.},
  author={Richard E. Nisbett and Joshua Aronson and Clancy B Blair and William T. Dickens and James Robert Flynn and Diane F. Halpern and Eric Turkheimer},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={
          130-59
        }
}
We review new findings and new theoretical developments in the field of intelligence. New findings include the following: (a) Heritability of IQ varies significantly by social class. (b) Almost no genetic polymorphisms have been discovered that are consistently associated with variation in IQ in the normal range. (c) Much has been learned about the biological underpinnings of intelligence. (d) "Crystallized" and "fluid" IQ are quite different aspects of intelligence at both the behavioral and… Expand
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