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  • Page extent: 0 pages
  • Size: 154 x 154 mm
  • Weight: 0.085 kg

Diskette

 (ISBN-13: 9780521447874 | ISBN-10: 0521447879)

  • Published May 1993

Unavailable - out of print February 2008

$65.00

'John Carroll has done a magnificent thing: he has reviewed and analyzed the world's literature on individual differences in cognitive abilities, collected over most of a century, to reach an integrated picture. No-one else could have done it. No-one else would have applied so consistent and impartial a system on the literature, and reached so balanced, complete, and useful a conclusion. It is a monumental contribution, destined to be bought and read in every university the world over that has a psychology or education department, and to be on many an individual scholar's shelf as well. It defines the taxonomy of cognitive differential psychology for many years to come.' Richard E. Snow, Stanford University. This set of three discs contains the data contained in Appendix B of the book, which was announced in the Spring 1993 Seasonal List.

Contents

Part I. Introduction to the Survey: 1. The study of cognitive abilities; 2. Historical foundations of the study of cognitive abilities; 3. Survey and analysis of correlational and factor-analytic research on cognitive abilities: methodology; 4. Survey and analysis of correlational and factor-analytic research on cognitive abilities: overview of outcomes; Part II. The Identification and Description of Cognitive Abilities: 5. Abilities in the domain of language; 6. Abilities in the domain of reasoning; 7. Abilities in the domain of memory and learning; 8. Abilities in the domain of visual perception; 9. Abilities in the domain of auditory reception; 10. Abilities in the domain of idea production; 11. Abilities in the domain of cognitive speed; 12. Abilities in the domain of knowledge and achievement; 13. Psychomotor abilities; 14. Miscellaneous domains of ability and personal characteristics; 15. Higher-order factors of cognitive ability; Part III. Issues: 16. A theory of cognitive abilities: the three-stratum theory; 17. Issues about abilities: nature and nurture, and others; 18. Implications and recommendations; References; Appendixes; Index.

Reviews

"...a monumental contribution, destined to be bought and read in every university the world over that has a psychology or education department, and to be on many an individual scholar's shelf as well. It defines the taxonomy of cognitive differential psychology for many years to come." Richard E. Snow

"There has to be a place for this book in any library covering differential psychology. Carroll takes a firm stand against critics of `reification', maintaining that general intelligence is indeed `a tangible and well-defined entity." Chris Brand, The Times Higher Education Supplement

"...a remarkable book....addresses basic questions about what abilities exist, how they are organized, what tests measure them best, how they develop and change over time...simply the finest work of research and scholarship I have read and is destined to be the classic study and reference work of human abilities for decades to come." Robert B. Burns, Educational Researcher

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