J. Intell. 2014, 2(1), 12-15; doi:10.3390/jintelligence2010012

Intelligence Is What the Intelligence Test Measures. Seriously

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Received: 16 January 2014; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligence, Where to Look, Where to Go?)
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Abstract: The mutualism model, an alternative for the g-factor model of intelligence, implies a formative measurement model in which “g” is an index variable without a causal role. If this model is accurate, the search for a genetic of brain instantiation of “g” is deemed useless. This also implies that the (weighted) sum score of items of an intelligence test is just what it is: a weighted sum score. Preference for one index above the other is a pragmatic issue that rests mainly on predictive value.
Keywords: mutualism model; formative model; intelligence test; g-factor; IQ
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van der Maas, H.L.J.; Kan, K.-J.; Borsboom, D. Intelligence Is What the Intelligence Test Measures. Seriously. J. Intell. 2014, 2, 12-15.

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van der Maas HLJ, Kan K-J, Borsboom D. Intelligence Is What the Intelligence Test Measures. Seriously. Journal of Intelligence. 2014; 2(1):12-15.

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van der Maas, Han L.J.; Kan, Kees-Jan; Borsboom, Denny. 2014. "Intelligence Is What the Intelligence Test Measures. Seriously." J. Intell. 2, no. 1: 12-15.

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