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Human Cognitive Abilities : A Survey of Factor-Analytic Studies - John B. Carroll

Human Cognitive Abilities

A Survey of Factor-Analytic Studies

Hardcover Published: 20th January 2012
ISBN: 9780521382755
Number Of Pages: 828

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This long awaited work surveys and summarizes the results of more than seventy years of investigation, by factor analysis, of a variety of cognitive abilities, with particular attention to language, thinking, memory, visual and auditory perception, creativity and the production of ideas, and the speed and accuracy of mental processing. The author describes his detailed findings resulting from reanalysis of more than 460 data sets from the factor-analytic literature, followed by a presentation of a hierarchical, three-stratum theory of cognitive ability and its implications for further research. A set of three computer disks (IBM 3-1/2" 1.4 megabytes, ASCII format) containing the numerical data sets and Dr. Carroll's statistical results is also available. Representing over 4 megabytes of data or roughly 2000 printed pages the disks are major resources for the interested researcher.

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'John Carroll has done a magnificent hing: He has reviewed and reanalyzed the world's literature on individual differences in cognitive abilities, collected over most of a century, to reach an integrated picture. No one else could have done it. No one else would have applied so consistent and impartial a system on the literature, an dreached so balanced, complete, and useful a conclusion. It is a monumental contribution, destined to be brought and read in every university the world over that has a psychology or education department, and to be on many an individual scholar's shelf as well. It defines the taxonomy of cognitive differential psychology for many years to come.' Richard E. Snow, Stanford University

Introduction to the Survey
The study of cognitive abilities
Historical foundations of the study of cognitive abilities
Survey and analysis of correlational and factor-analytic research on cognitive abilities: methodology
Survey and analysis of correlational and factor-analytic research on cognitive abilities: overview of outcomes
The Identification and Description of Cognitive Abilities
Abilities in the Domain of language
Abilities in the Domain of reasoning
Abilities in the Domain of memory and learning
Abilities in the Domain of visual perception
Abilities in the Domain of auditory reception
Abilities in the Domain of idea production
Abilities in the Domain of cognitive speed
Abilities in the Domain of knowledge and achievement
Psychomotor abilities
Miscellaneous domains of ability and personal characteristics
Higher-order factors of cognitive ability
A theory of cognitive abilities: the three-stratum theory
Issue about abilities: nature and nurture and others
Implications and recommendations
References and list of datasets
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521382755
ISBN-10: 0521382750
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 828
Published: 20th January 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.32

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