Looking Down on Human Intelligence
From Psychometrics to the Brain
Ian J. Deary
Table of Contents
1. LITTLE g AND FRIENDS: An exposition of psychometric intelligence differences. The anatomy (or geography) of that which has to be explained
2. FOUR INTELLIGENT REDUCTIONISTS: Looking down on human intelligence from Socrates to Spearman
3. THE DISCRIMINATING MIND: Intelligence and sensory discrimination in the early twentieth century, and the more recent rise of joint experimental-differential approaches to human mental ability differences
4. VADE-MECUM: Desperately seeking a mental cytology
5. CAKE-SLICING: Cognitive reductionism with self-sufficiency
6. FASTER, SMARTER? Reaction times: raking around in cognitive psychology
7. QUICK ON THE UPTAKE: Inspection times: raking around in psychophysics
8. WISDOM FROM THE AGES: Slowing of speed
of information processing is cognitive ageing?
9. WETWARE (with Peter G. Caryl and Alasdair J. MacLullich) Reaching for the brain: raking around in biological sciences
10. DEN FINGER IN DIE WUNDE LEGEN: Avoiding `cargo cult science' and `the glass bead game'