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Published: 22 February 2001

160 Pages | drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780192893215

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Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Ian J. Deary

Very Short Introductions

  • Ian Deary is a distinguished researchers into human intelligence, and has published widely on the subject
  • Intelligence and 'IQ' and the issues they raise appeal to an extensive general readership — 'test your own IQ' books sell in huge numbers
  • Discusses topics such as whether intelligence differences are caused by genes or the environment, the biological basis of intelligence differences, and whether intelligence declines or increases as we grow older
  • Most books on intelligence are either quack diagnostic kits or pushing a particular political message — this explains the facts

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