The G Factor: The Science of Mental Ability

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Subject Index
Abecedarian Project, 342-44, 500, 552
Abilities, zero correlations between, 117
Achievement motivation (ambition), 576
Adoption, effect on IQ, 339-40
African-Americans, Caucasian genes in, 431-32
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AF- OQT), 283, 387, 410
Analysis of variance (ANOVA), 403 n.6
Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), 297,410, 553
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), 103 n.17, 276, 283, 287, 377
Army General Classification Test (AGCT), 376
Artificial neural networks, 266 n.56
Automatic processing, 246-48
Bayley Infant Intelligence Scales, 502
Behavioral capacity, 435
Behavior-genetic analysis, 173-75
Bifactor model, 98 n.5
Biometric decomposition of group differences, 464-67
Bipolar factor, 64
Black-White fertility rates and IQ, 483- 87
Black-White difference: digit span, 370; g factor, 374-76; nongenetic biological factors, 500; IQ, Factor X and ad hoc theories, 509-13
Black-White IQ difference: age changes, 358-59; constancy, 357-58; regional variation, 358; statistical summary, 353- 57; types of tests, 359; variability across tests (See also Spearman's hypothesis)
Brain: average evoked potential (AEP), 152-59; cephalic index, 436; design features related to g, 256-58, 579; electrochemical activity, 150; electroencephalogram (EEG), 152; evolution, 433-37, geographical variation, 436-37; lesions, effect on g, 165; metabolism, 157-59, 436; modules, relation to g, 130-32, 259; nerve conduction velocity (NCV), 159-162; size, racial differences, 437-43
British Ability Scales (BAS), 540, 543 n.11
Capacity of working memory, 254-55
Central Limit Theorem, 102 n.16
Cerebral glucose metabolism, 157-59
Chinese-Americans, 399, 401-2
Collaborative Perinatal Project, 404 n.21
Componential theory, 106, 132; See also Sternberg, R. J.
Congruence coefficient, 82; formula for, 99-100 n.8

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Chapter 2 - The Discovery of G 18
  • Notes 39
  • Chapter 3 - The Trouble with "Intelligence" 45
  • Notes 68
  • Chapter 4 - Models and Characteristics of G 95
  • Chapter 5 - Challenges to G 105
  • Notes 133
  • Chapter 6 - Biological Correlates of G 137
  • Notes 165
  • Chapter 7 - The Heritability of G 169
  • Notes 197
  • Chapter 8 - Information Processing and G 203
  • Notes 261
  • Chapter 9 - The Practical Validity of G 270
  • Notes 301
  • Chapter 10 - Construct, Vehicles, and Measurements 306
  • Notes 344
  • Chapter 11 - Population Differences in G 350
  • Notes 402
  • Chapter 12 - Population Differences in G: Causal Hypotheses 418
  • Notes 516
  • Chapter 13 - Sex Differences in G 531
  • Notes 542
  • Chapter 14 - The G Nexus 544
  • Notes 579
  • Appendix A - Spearman's "Law of Diminishing Returns" 585
  • Appendix B - Method of Correlated Vectors 589
  • Appendix C - Multivariate Analyses of a Nexus 593
  • References 597
  • Name Index 635
  • Subject Index 643
  • About the Author 649
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