Spearman’s g Found in 31 Non-Western Nations: Strong Evidence That g Is a Universal Phenomenon

  title={Spearman’s g Found in 31 Non-Western Nations: Strong Evidence That g Is a Universal Phenomenon},
  author={Russell T Warne and Cassidy Burningham},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
Spearman’s g is the name for the shared variance across a set of intercorrelating cognitive tasks. For some—but not all—theorists, g is defined as general intelligence. While g is robustly observed in Western populations, it is questionable whether g is manifested in cognitive data from other cultural groups. To test whether g is a cross-cultural phenomenon, we searched for correlation matrices or data files containing cognitive variables collected from individuals in non-Western… Expand
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