Intelligence 101

Jonathan Plucker PhD, Amber Esping PhD  |  Self-Help & Psychology
Intelligence 101

The concept of intelligence has captivated human interest throughout history. From its inception by influential thinkers like Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato, to its ongoing exploration today, intelligence remains a fascinating and controversial subject within the social sciences. Understanding intelligence has profound implications for our perception of the mind, education, and society as a whole. Are there multiple forms of intelligence, or is it a singular trait? Is intelligence inherent or can it be developed? What is the future direction of intelligence research? These are all critical questions that continue to drive the study of this complex phenomenon.

This book offers an accessible introduction to the multifaceted nature of human intelligence, presenting various theories and perspectives from both past and present. Authored by a team of esteemed scholars, it delves into the rich history of intelligence research, which closely mirrors the establishment and evolution of psychology itself. The text serves as an ideal resource for students interested in intellectual assessment, learning and education, as well as psychological testing and measurement.

Welcome to The Psych 101 Series – a collection of concise and engaging introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. Designed for both psychology students and enthusiasts, these books provide key concepts, explore controversial issues, and offer fascinating insights into the latest research. With its comprehensive coverage, The Psych 101 Series is an invaluable companion for anyone seeking to delve into the captivating realm of psychology.

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