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IQ and Human Intelligence Paperback – May 12, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0199585595 ISBN-10: 0199585598 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (May 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199585598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199585595
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review from previous edition: "Mackintosh's new book is to be welcomed: it is comprehensive, up-to-date, well-informed, critical, and manages to offer a balanced introduction to the study of intelligence." --Swiss Journal of Psychology, v.59 no.3, Sep. 2000

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Nicholas Mackintosh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University, having been Head of the Department from 1981 to 2002, and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society since 1987 and has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pennsylvania, California (at Berkeley), Hawaii, New South Wales, Bryn Mawr College, Universite de Paris (Sud), and Yale University. He has authored several books, including The Psychology of Animal Learning, Conditioning and Associative Learning , and Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed.

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Karl M. Bunday on June 22, 2003
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Masterful survey of the latest theoretical and experimental literature on the measurement of human intelligence at all levels from the sensorimotor to the cognitive. Very balanced discussion of controversial issues and superb bibliography. Mackintosh's thoughtful use of diagrams and tables of numerical data in addition to carefully phrased verbal explanations suggests that he is a whole-brain learner and is very helpful in aiding the reader's understanding of complicated issues. This book sets the new standard for general textbooks about IQ testing and has been adopted for the IQ testing course at several top universities. Every person who has ever paid for an IQ test or decided how to educate someone based on an IQ test should read this book at the earliest opportunity.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Justin M on April 14, 2013
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Dr. Mackintosh does a great job throughout IQ and Human Intelligence of presenting both sides to the argument and providing enough research details to allow readers to make their own conclusions of the implications of various studies. The book was relatively comprehensive, with the exception that, I think, it would be interesting to see some research on whether certain intense IQ improvement techniques are effective. At any rate, I learned a lot of very interesting information from the book. Quality writing and analysis throughout.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Journeyman on February 16, 2014
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I used the previous edition of this book for a college course I teach, and I was going to use this version also, but the print is so small I just can't read it.
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