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Challenges for Research on Intelligence
Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1525, USA
School of Education, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
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Received: 6 September 2013; in revised form: 10 September 2013 / Accepted: 7 October 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013
Abstract: After 100 years of research, the definition of the field is still inadequate. The biggest challenge we see is moving away from a de-factor definition of intelligence in terms of test scores, but at the same time making clear what the boundaries of the field are. We then present four challenges for the field, two within a biological and two within a social context. These revolve around the issues of the malleability of intelligence and its display in everyday life, outside of a formal testing context. We conclude that developments in cognitive neuroscience and increases in the feasibility of monitoring behavior outside of the context of a testing session offer considerable hope for expansion of our both the biological and social aspects of individual differences in cognition.
Keywords: intelligence; plasticity; applications of intelligence; improvement of intelligence
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Hunt, E.; Jaeggi, S.M. Challenges for Research on Intelligence. J. Intell. 2013, 1, 36-54.
Hunt E, Jaeggi SM. Challenges for Research on Intelligence. Journal of Intelligence. 2013; 1(1):36-54.
Hunt, Earl; Jaeggi, Susanne M. 2013. "Challenges for Research on Intelligence." J. Intell. 1, no. 1: 36-54.