Hans Eysenck Intelligence: A New Look

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Intelligence: A New Look

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The concept and measurement of intelligence present a curious paradox. On the one hand, scientists, fluent in the complex statistics of intelligence-testing theories, devote their lives to exploration of cognitive abilities. On the other hand, the media, and inexpert, cross-disciplinary scientists decry the effort as socially divisive and useless in practice. In the past decade, our understanding of testing has radically changed. Better selected samples have extended evidence on the role of heredity and environment in intelligence. There is new evidence on biology and behavior. Advances in molecular genetics have enabled us to discover DMA markers which can identify and isolate a gene for simple genetic traits, paving the way for the study of multiple gene traits, such as intelligence.

Hans Eysenck believes these recent developments approximate a general paradigm which could form the

basis for future research. He explores the many special abilities―verbal, numerical, visuo-spatial memory―that contribute to our cognitive behavior. He examines pathbreaking work on "multiple" intelligence, and the notion of "social" or "practical" intelligence and considers whether these new ideas have any scientific meaning. Eysenck also includes a study of creativity and intuition―as well as the production of works of art and science―identifying special factors that interact with general intelligence to produce predictable effects in the actual world.

The work that Hans Eysenck has put together over the last fifty years in research into individual differences constitutes most of what anyone means by the structure and biological basis of personality and intelligence. A giant in the field of psychology, Eysenck almost single-handedly restructured and reordered his profession. Intelligence is Eysenck's final book and the third in a series of his works from Transaction.

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"Eysenck died in 1997, after a career that spanned more than 60 years. An internationally known researcher, he was a prolific contributor to many areas of psychology, including intelligence, personality, and clinical psychology... The present book falls in this category, surveying research on the domain of mental abilities... [C]urrent research on biological approaches to the study of intelligence is well represented. A useful summary, particularly for the undergraduate and general reader.

--K. F. Widaman, Choice

"Eysenck died in 1997, after a career that spanned more than 60 years. An internationally known researcher, he was a prolific contributor to many areas of psychology, including intelligence, personality, and clinical psychology... The present book falls in this category, surveying research on the domain of mental abilities... [C]urrent research on biological approaches to the study of intelligence is well represented. A useful summary, particularly for the undergraduate and general reader.

--K. F. Widaman, Choice



-Eysenck died in 1997, after a career that spanned more than 60 years. An internationally known researcher, he was a prolific contributor to many areas of psychology, including intelligence, personality, and clinical psychology... The present book falls in this category, surveying research on the domain of mental abilities... [C]urrent research on biological approaches to the study of intelligence is well represented. A useful summary, particularly for the undergraduate and general reader.

--K. F. Widaman, Choice

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Published posthumously, this volume gives the reader an opportunity to "listen" to Eysenck's integration of developments in several areas - heredity of aspects of intelligence, the role of DNA in behavioural influences which implicate the nature of intelligence, contributions from study of elementary cognitive tasks (reaction time and "inspection time" when speed of execution is measured, plus varied special abilities) and, particularly, one which interested him most: "creativity and intuition and the production of works of arts and science by the geniuses of this world". Conspicuously omitted are the "politics of IQ" since this topic does not concern facts. His stated focus is that "intelligence is a meaningful concept, can be scientifically measured, and has a respectable theory to contain it". Eysenck's pursuit is typically Eysenckian - a large variety is put into the mix, stirred by his cuttingly focused criticism, and seasoned with much humour. Readers will gulp mouthfuls of statistical data, be guided by simple logic and close the book with a much clearer understanding of what we know, what we have yet to learn, and which questions may be especially interesting.

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