Looking Back to Predict the Future: Toward a New Generation of Intelligence Research

A special issue of Journal of Intelligence (ISSN 2079-3200).

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Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 18, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Interests: personality and intelligence; intelligence and performance; learning and individual differences; educational measurement; personality structure

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Department of Psychology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany
Interests: human cognitive abilities; interpersonal abilities; person perception; biological bases of individual differences; age-related cognitive differentiation and dedifferentiation; construction and evaluation of ability tests; multivariate methods, structural equation modeling
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Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser-Karl-Ring 9, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Interests: cognitive development across the lifespan; cognition in daily life; metacognition; micro- and macro-longitudinal research methods
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Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA
Interests: working memory; general intelligence; fluid intelligence; latent variable models; neuroimaging; fMRI
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Intelligence is celebrating: Its inaugural issue was released in 2013, and it was devoted to a discussion around two questions:

  • What are the most important scientific issues in the domain of human intelligence?
  • What are the most promising new ideas and approaches in the study of human intelligence?

Members of the editorial board at that time sent their answers to these questions (see first-round contributions: Intelligence, Where to Look, Where to Go?) and commented on the submitted views of their peers (see second-round contributions). Ten years ago, there was agreement that the neural substrate and processes are important and promising to investigate and that the measurement of intelligence needs to be improved. Furthermore, several of the listed most promising and innovative ideas and approaches in the study of human intelligence implied that more attention should be given to cross-disciplinary approaches to understanding the fundaments and development of intelligence, its nature in terms of structure and processes, and its correlates and consequences. To name a few of these proposals for new and promising ideas in intelligence research proposed 10 years ago:

  • Effects of pharmaceutical interventions and cognitive enhancers;
  • Influence of the environment and lifestyle on cognition;
  • Longitudinal studies to better understand the development of intelligence;
  • Big data approaches for improved measurement, including automatized item generation;
  • Artificial intelligence.

Anniversaries are inspiring retrospective events. We invite the members of the current editorial board to embrace this opportunity and look back to predict the future. How did Journal of Intelligence contribute to achieving the above innovative ideas? Has the field, in general, made progress concerning these innovations? Can we outline a next generation of intelligence research to be published in Journal of Intelligence?

Prof. Dr. Matthias Ziegler
Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt
Prof. Dr. Gizem Hülür
Prof. Dr. Andrew Conway
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