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Author Deary, Ian J.
Title Looking down on human intelligence : from psychometrics to the brain / Ian J. Deary.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Series Oxford psychology series ; no. 34
Oxford psychology series ; no. 34.
Subject Intellect.
Intelligence -- classification.
Intelligence Tests.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (x, 379 pages) : illustrations.
Note Description based on print version record.
Access Available to OhioLINK Libraries.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-364) and index.
Contents Little g and friends An exposition of psychometric intelligence differences. The anatomy (or geography) of that which has to be explained -- Four intelligent reductionists Looking down on human intelligence from Socrates to Spearman -- The discriminating mind Intelligence and sensory discrimination in the early twentieth century, and the more recent rise of joint experimental-differential approaches to human mental ability differences -- Vade-mecum Desperately seeking a mental cytology -- Cake-slicing Cognitive reductionism with self-sufficiency -- Faster, smarter? Reaction times: raking around in cognitive psychology -- Quick on the uptake Inspection times: raking around in psychophysics -- Wisdom from the ages Slowing of speed of information processing is cognitive ageing!? -- Wetware (with Peter G. Caryl and Alasdair J. MacLullich) Reaching for the brain: raking around in biological sciences -- Den finger in die wunde legen Avoiding " cargo cult science " and " the glass bead game " -- Index.
Summary What is it about human brains that makes some people more capable than others? In this critical account, Professor Ian Deary reviews historical, cognitive, and biological research on the foundations of human mental ability.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 019852417X (alk. paper)
9780198524175 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 539260002
Additional Format Print version: Deary, Ian J. Looking down on human intelligence. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000 9780198524175 (DLC) 00056524 (OCoLC)44467495