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Intelligence: All That Matters

By Stuart Ritchie

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Despite the decline in its reputation, intelligence testing remains a remarkably powerful tool. This book tells you everything you need to know.

There is a strange disconnect between the scientific consensus and the public mind on intelligence testing. Just mention IQ testing in polite company, and you'll sternly be informed that IQ tests don't measure anything "real", and only reflect how good you are at doing IQ tests; that they ignore important traits like "emotional intelligence" and "multiple intelligences"; and that those who are interested in IQ testing must be elitists, or maybe something more sinister.

Yet the scientific evidence is clear: IQ tests are extraordinarily useful. IQ scores are related to a huge variety of important life outcomes like educational success, income, and even life expectancy, and biological studies have shown they are genetically influenced and linked to measures of the brain. Studies of intelligence and IQ are regularly published in the world's top scientific journals.

This book will offer an entertaining introduction to the state of the art in intelligence and IQ, and will show how we have arrived at what we know from a century's research. It will engage head-on with many of the criticisms of IQ testing by describing the latest high-quality scientific research, but will not be a simple point-by-point rebuttal: it will make a positive case for IQ research, focusing on the potential benefits for society that a better understanding of intelligence can bring.

Biographical Notes

Dr. Stuart J. Ritchie is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology in the University of Edinburgh's Department of Psychology. His research focuses on how intelligence develops and changes across the lifespan, what might influence it in childhood, and how we might prevent it from declining in later life. His studies of intelligence have been published in journals such as Psychological Science, Current Biology, Child Development, and Intelligence.

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  • ISBN: 9781444791877
  • Publication date: 18 Jun 2015
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
A wonderful, readable summary of what we know about intelligence. — Dylan Wiliam, Institute of Education
The best available short introduction to intelligence, and word for word the most effective. — James Thompson, University College London
A superb introduction to the field of human intelligence. — Douglas K. Detterman, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
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