Human Intelligence: From Local Models to Universal Theory
AuthorDemetriou, Andreas P.
Papadopoulos, Timothy C.
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationNew York, NY, US
SourceInternational Handbook of Intelligence
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This book is unique in the sense that it provides a synopsis, that is, a comprehensive and concise picture of the history and current theory, research, and practice in the field of the psychology of intelligence all over the globe. To study the universal picture of the psychology of intelligence is a worthy task for at least two profound reasons: First, after more than a century, any single definition of intelligence may be still problematic; to study, therefore, the theoretical constructs relevant to the definition of intelligence around the globe appears to be an imperative task. Second, there has been significant progress in the study of intelligence, and the content of this book reflects this progress. For example, perhaps one of the most important advances we have made in recent years is to recognize that intelligence is not a unitary phenomenon but a complex set of functions dependent on many underlying processes. This advance alone brings up new debates. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)