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Special Issue "Mental Speed and Response Times in Cognitive Tests"
A special issue of Journal of Intelligence (ISSN 2079-3200).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
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Interests: fluid intelligence; working memory; mental speed; innovative measurement approaches; ability related self-report constructs
Mental speed has had many roles in the history of intelligence research, ranging from an irrelevant nuisance variable to the mechanism underlying general intelligence. Mental speed is the subject of or essential in many important methodological controversies in the field of ability research, including the speed-accuracy trade-off and mathematical modeling of human choice. Mental speed has been used as a construct label and is also known under the labels “processing speed”, “elementary cognitive speed”, “clerical speed”, etc., and it should, or could, have been used as such for many popular attention measures still in use today. Mental speed, however, was also used as a tool to express mental work, for example time required per correct response or number of correct responses per time unit. Although recent models in item-response theory or simplified diffusion models greatly facilitate the analysis and understanding of speed data, these approaches are rarely used in individual difference settings. The status of mental speed in the realm of human intelligence is therefore surprisingly vague. This Special Issue solicits contributions addressing at least one of the following fields:
- New methods to analyze cognitive speed
- The generality and coherence of mental speed
- Mental speed and intelligence structure
- Mental speed in applied settings
Prof. Dr. Oliver Wilhelm
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mental speed
- Processing speed
- Clerical speed
- Response times
- Reaction times
- Reaction time modeling
- Intelligence structure