STUDY ALERT: Trends in intelligence research

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 1, 2012 in Study Alerts

Trends in intelligence research

Robert J. Sternberg and Scott Barry Kaufman

► Intelligence research has been of several kinds, three of which are (a) finding new correlates of g and (b) understanding better the nature of g, (c) expanding our conceptions of intelligence beyond g. ► In the Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence, authors who have devoted more of their careers to (b) and (c) than to (a) were relatively more cited. ► We suggest that this is because it is already established that g correlates with an extremely broad range of human behavior. ► We suggest therefore that future research may tilt more toward (b) and (c) than toward (a) simply because (a) already has been so well established.

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