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August 28, 2003

g--a brief history and overview

It was brought to my attention that perhaps there is some confusion on the idea of psychometric g . I wrote a brief article about it in a student newsletter a few months ago, that does a brief explaination. My stuff starts on p. 11.

For more in depth, I suggest reading:

Jensen, A. (1998). The g factor.

Carroll, J. B. (1993). Human Cognitive Abilities.

Deary, I. (2000). Looking down on human intelligence.

Alex

Posted by A. Beaujean at 09:00 AM




So - what was the response from your fellow students?

Posted by: razib at August 28, 2003 04:09 PM


The response from the article was well received. Jensen has had a huge impact in school psychology (he was the advisor of one of my profs!), and, with the work of Carrol and others (especially the Internatioanl Society for Intelligence Research), is pretty much accepted....or at least is the standard by which an alternative must measure itself.

Posted by: Alex B. at August 28, 2003 07:39 PM


i'm re-reading the g factor now btw, in conjunction with an anti-jensenian tract. nice contrast.

Posted by: razib at August 28, 2003 08:11 PM


Do you have an electronic version of the anti-jensenian tract? I always am interested in what "the other side" is thinking/propogandizing.

Alex

Posted by: A. Beaujean at August 28, 2003 08:54 PM


no, it's this book: race & intelligence-i'll start giving a chapter by chapter summary, starting this weekend on the first chapter.

Posted by: razib at August 28, 2003 08:57 PM


Do you have an electronic version of the anti-jensenian tract?

If you have Netlibrary through a local university, you can read it online as an ebook for free, Alex. Your school probably has the service. That's how I read it anyway.

Posted by: Jason Malloy at August 29, 2003 01:31 AM