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4. ‘They f—— you up, your mum and dad’ (Larkin)Are intelligence differences a result of genes or environments or both?

4. ‘They f—— you up, your mum and dad’ (Larkin): Are intelligence differences a result of genes or environments or both?  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192893215.003.0004
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9780192893215
Do genes have an effect on human intelligence? What is the impact of environment? Studies show that people in the same family tend to be more alike in their intelligence test scores than ... More
2. The changing face of autism

2. The changing face of autism  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0002
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‘The changing face of autism’ examines the history of autism. With the boundaries of the autistic spectrum still in flux, it asks: Will there be a clear line to distinguish autistic ... More
7. Can we categorize people? Individual differences

7. Can we categorize people? Individual differences  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779831
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0007
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9780199670420
Most of us like to consider ourselves as unique, but is it possible to categorize the differences between us and identify the determinants of such differences? Psychologists have developed ... More
2. Ageing and intelligence: senility or sagacity?What happens to mental abilities as we grow older?

2. Ageing and intelligence: senility or sagacity?: What happens to mental abilities as we grow older?  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192893215.003.0002
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9780192893215
As we age our physical prowess tends to decline. Do individual differences among people change as they move from childhood through to adulthood and old age? Is there on average a tendency ... More
7. The wisdom of crowds

7. The wisdom of crowds  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0007
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Recent work on collective animal behaviour shows that relatively simple behaviours by each animal acting individually can together produce complex, emergent behaviours larger than the ... More
5. The (b)right man for the jobDoes intelligence matter?

5. The (b)right man for the job: Does intelligence matter?  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192893215.003.0005
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Intelligence tests have been used inappropriately and over-zealously at times, to the exclusion of other important characteristics. ‘The (b)right man for the job’ considers whether a score ... More
Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction  

Margaret A. Boden

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191821448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602919.001.0001
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9780199602919
The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, ... More
7. Eleven Twelve (not‐so‐) angry men (and women)Psychologists actually agree about human intelligence differences

7. Eleven Twelve (not‐so‐) angry men (and women): Psychologists actually agree about human intelligence differences  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192893215.003.0007
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There are two extremes in the intelligence argument: those that advocate IQ-type testing and those that are against it. ‘Eleven Twelve (not-so-) angry men (and women)’ examines how ... More
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780199385935
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10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
2. Eugenic intelligence

2. Eugenic intelligence  

Philippa Levine

in Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780199385935
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10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.003.0002
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Nothing was more important for eugenicists than intelligence. A means to measure intelligence and identify feeble-mindedness was central to the policies that eugenics promoted. ‘Eugenic ... More
10. A glance into the future

10. A glance into the future  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0010
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9780198815600
The future of medical ethics, the ways in which it will develop and change, will be largely determined by the nature of the new situations that arise. ‘A glance into the future’ suggests ... More
3. A huge increase in cases

3. A huge increase in cases  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776922
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10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0003
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Since the 1990s there has been an increase of 172 per cent of people diagnosed as autistic. ‘A huge increase in cases’ looks at the possible causes of autism. It is very unlikely that ... More
6. Robotic futures

6. Robotic futures  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778414
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0006
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9780199695980
The story of robots is still unfolding. ‘Robotic futures’ looks to the future of robotic science in space exploration and other areas of everyday life. Would it be possible to build a ... More
Learning: A Very Short Introduction

Learning: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Haselgrove

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785412
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688364.001.0001
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9780199688364
What is learning? How does it take place? What happens when it goes wrong? The topic of learning has been central to the development of the science of psychology since its inception. ... More
7. What is a person?

7. What is a person?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0008
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9780199657124
‘What is a person?’ asks why a person has special status. What makes a person a different particular from a table or other physical object? Is it intelligence, consciousness, or moral ... More
3. Thinking hypothetically

3. Thinking hypothetically  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191829321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787259.003.0003
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9780198787259
A remarkable feature of human intelligence is our ability to think hypothetically. We can imagine how things might be in the future and how they might have turned out differently in the ... More
6. Are we rational?

6. Are we rational?  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191829321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787259.003.0006
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9780198787259
Human thinking and reasoning can be compared with a ‘normative’ standard—a formal theory of right and wrong answers. The normative theories mostly applied are decision theory, probability ... More
7. From dual processes to two minds

7. From dual processes to two minds  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191829321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787259.003.0007
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9780198787259
There has been a large amount of attention to dual processing in psychology, but with many different theories and much variation in terminology. ‘From dual processes to two minds’ reviews ... More
6. Heuristic computing

6. Heuristic computing  

Subrata Dasgupta

in Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191798146
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733461.003.0006
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9780198733461
Many ordinary problems and everyday activities are not conducive to algorithmic solutions. Yet, people do perform these tasks and solve such problems, so what other computational means are ... More
1. To see ‘g’ or not to see ‘g’ …How many types of intelligence are there?

1. To see ‘g’ or not to see ‘g’ …: How many types of intelligence are there?  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192893215.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192893215
Is human intelligence singular? The question of how to measure human mental capacities is a vexed one. ‘To see ‘g’ or not to see ‘g‘…’ outlines the sorts of things that can be measured in ... More

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