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Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence

Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence

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July 2012 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In the Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence distinguished scholars Oliver Wilhelm and Randall W Engle have assembled a group of respected experts from two fields of intelligence research--cognition and methods - to summarize, review, and evaluate research in their areas of expertise. Each chapter presents the state-of-the-art in a particular domain of intelligence research, illustrating and highlighting important methodological considerations, theoretical claims, and pervasive problems in the field.

The Handbook is designed for academics and psychology professionals interested in intelligence, cognitive abilities, educational testing and measurement, reasoning and problem solving. It can also be used by advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying intelligence or the psychology of individual differences.

O. Wilhelm, & R. W. Engle
Introduction (Intelligence: A Diva and a Work Horse)
P. C. Kyllonen, & S. Lee
Assessing Problem Solving in Context
V. Danthiir, R. D. Roberts, R. Schulze, & O. Wilhelm
Mental Speed: On Frameworks, Paradigms, and a Platform for the Future
A. R. A. Conway
Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Intelligence: Defense of a Reductionist Approach
R. P. Heitz, N. Unsworth, & R. W. Engle
Working Memory Capacity, Attention Control, and Fluid Intelligence
G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, & R. D. Roberts
Emotional Intelligence: An Elusive Ability
C. Hertzog, & A. E. Robinson
Metacognition and Intelligence
P. L. Ackerman, & M. E. Beier
Knowledge and Intelligence
M. J. Kane
Full Frontal Fluidity? Looking in on the Neuroimaging of Reasoning and Intelligence
S. A. Petrill
Behavioral Genetics and Intelligence
J. Pascual-Leone, & J. Johnson
A Dialectical Constructivist View of Developmental Intelligence
M. Lövdén, & U. Lindenberger
Development of Intellectual Abilities in Old Age: From Age Gradients to Individuals
W. W. Wittmann
Group Differences in Intelligence and Related Measures
R. Schulze
Modeling Structures of Intelligence
F. Schmiedek
Item Response Theory and the Measurement of Cognitive Processes
L. Stankov
g Factor: Issues of Design and Interpretation
P. J. Henry, R. J. Sternberg, & E. L. Grigorenko
Capturing Successful Intelligence Through Measures of Analytic, Creative, and Practical Skills
H.-M. Süß & A. Beauducel
Faceted Models of Intelligence
R. D. Roberts, P. M. Markham, M. Zeidner, & G. Matthews
Assessing Intelligence: Past, Present, and Future
D. Z. Hambrick
The Role of Domain Knowledge in Higher-Level Cognition
O. Wilhelm
Measuring Reasoning Ability
K. Oberauer
The Measurement of Working Memory Capacity
H. L. Swanson
Working Memory, Intelligence, and Learning Disabilities
D. S. Ones, C. Viswesvaran, & S. Dilchert
Cognitive Ability in Selection Decisions
N. Cowan
Understanding Intelligence: A Summary and an Adjustable-Attention Hypothesis
N. Brody
To g or not to g - That Is the Question

"This volume provides an in-depth yet accessible and up-to-date review of the key topics pertinent to current intelligence research. This state-of-the-art summary about our theoretical understanding of human abilities and their measurement is of interest for researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in psychology, education, and related disciplines. It's a great summary and a good read on a truly important topic."

Dr. Heinz Holling
University of Muenster

"Wilhelm and Engle have compiled a highly informative set of chapters on various topics related to intelligence. The chapters describing recent European work will be especially informative for North American readers. The work is strengthened by provision of review chapters that keep the reader in sight of the forest rather than the trees."

Earl Hunt
University of Washington

" is extremely useful and contemporary, covering among its five hundred pages, genetics, neuro-imaging and emotional intelligence.  It also provides a good indicator of current psychological work in the area with empirical evidence and theory sitting alongside each other.  The material on meta-cognition would, I suspect, be of most interest to philosophers, along with the more basic questions concerning the nature of memory and intelligence."


Robert G. Hill
Practical Philosophy

Oliver Wilhelm

Oliver Wilhelm, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. He earned his doctoral degree in 2000 from the Universeity of Mannheim and subsequently worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  His research focuses on individual differences in working memory, reasoning, and mental speed.  Additional research interests are in intellectual engagement, openness for new experiences, and cognitive failures and how these traits relate to various abilities.  He is also doing experimental work on deductive reasoning and working memory. More About Author

Randall W. Engle

Randall W. Engle received his Ph.D. in 1973 from Ohio State University, where his mentor was D.D. Wickens.  Following a 21 year tenure at the University of South Carolina, he moved to Atlanta, where he took the position of Professor and Chair of the School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He has published numerous papers and book chapters exploring the properties of attention and working memory capacity and their relationship to intelligence.  Together with faculty colleagues across the globe, the Engle team, including former doctoral students and post docs, continues to pursue the nature of... More About Author

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