intelligence

Opening the joint British Academy and British Psychological Society lecture with a picture of a nondescript Edinburgh property, Professor Ian Deary said ‘This is just a story, about this house, and the clutter I found in it.’ But what ‘clutter’: imagine becoming mildly...

Intelligence and Human Abilities: Structure, Origins and Applications
Colin Cooper

Few constructs in psychology enjoy such a well-documented and validated track record as intelligence and cognitive abilities. Their applications...

"When we look meticulously, with fresh eyes, at the working worlds of the glassblower, the mechanic or even the humble restaurant server, we can often observe exquisite combinations of physical, emotional, social and intellectual acumen, orchestrated in real time and...

A longitudinal study in Brazil was a hit with the media recently due to its findings on the positive impact of breastfeeding on cognition. The research prompted...

Many moons ago, an unknown sage travelled to the Greek temple at Delphi and inscribed ‘Know yourself’ on a pillar – an act that initiated a discussion about self-understanding that has continued through today. Plato explored the inscription’s meaning in his dialogue Philebus...

IT was an honour and a surprise to receive the Society’s Book Award for Looking Down on Human Intelligence: From Psychometrics to the Brain (OUP, 2000). Especially for a book about reductionist research into the origins of human psychometric intelligence differences, a...