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Intelligence and Abilities : Psychology Focus - Colin Cooper

Intelligence and Abilities

Psychology Focus

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780415188692
Number Of Pages: 192

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Research into abilities is one of the great success stories of psychology. Ability tests are widely used and there is continued interest in the origins of abilities - genes or environment? - and their links to social phenomena such as crime and welfare dependency. "Intelligence and Abilities" offers an introduction to these issues and explains what is known about the processes associated with mental abilities and the relationship of abilities to behavior. It also provides a clear and up-to-date guide to the main areas of research.

"[Cooper] deftly covers the traditional structural approach of Charles Spearman's g and L.L Thurstone's primary mental abilities....A well-researched book....Useful for undergraduates through faculty." -"Choice

Mental abilities
The structure of mental abilities
Alternative views of the structure of ability
The genetics of ability
Ability processes
Correlates of abilities
Overview
Glossary
Tables
Figures
References
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ISBN: 9780415188692
ISBN-10: 0415188695
Series: Psychology Focus
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1