The g factor

  title={The g factor},
  author={Arthur Robert Jensen},
  • A. Jensen
  • Published 27 June 1996
  • Education
  • Nature
and general: a + b = b + a. All algebraic formulas and equations are decontextualized statements. Syllogisms can be decontextualized: Which statement (1 or 2) is false? (1) All Xs are Y; all Ys are Z; therefore all Xs are Z. (2) All Ps are Q; all Ns are Q; therefore all Ps are N. Now notice how much easier equivalent syllogisms seem when they are contextualized: (1) All men are persons; all persons are human; therefore all men are human. (2) All chickens are fowl; all ducks are fowl; therefore… 
What determines the time-course of word learning ?
Normal children learn tens of thousands of words, and do so quickly and efficiently, often in highly impoverished environments. In How Children Learn the Meanings of Words, I argue that word learning
Précis of How Children Learn the Meanings of Words
  • P. Bloom
  • Psychology
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 2001
In How Children Learn the Meanings of Words, it is argued that word learning is the product of certain cognitive and linguistic abilities that include the ability to acquire concepts, an appreciation of syntactic cues to meaning, and a rich understanding of the mental states of other people.
What Is Intelligence? A Panoply of Views
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The two disciplines of scientific psychology, or: the disunity of psychology as a working hypothesis
Anybody who has some familiarity with the research literature in scientific psychology has probably thought, at one time or another, ‘Well, all these means and correlations are very interesting, but
Et århundrede efter Spearmans g
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Mind-reading ability : Beliefs and performance q
Every adult possesses and uses to a various extent, a powerful tool, a theory of mind. The ability to recognize emotions, intentions, and thoughts of others is an important component of social
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Life, Death, and Intelligence
  • L. Gottfredson
  • Psychology
    Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology
  • 2004
General intelligence (g) is a highly practical ability that affects personal well-being in many aspects of life. This article reviews five key facts documenting its pervasive utility, and then
Is education still the universal solvent?: Why personality traits, intelligence and social context complicate our understanding of the role of education for good democratic citizenship
ly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience.” Intelligence is clearly a cognitive construct. Although both personality traits and intelligence are, to some extent, both


What is a good g
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The Principles of Psychology
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