This is a short list of references on human intelligence and
- Genius: The Natural History of Creativity (Cambridge Mass: Cambridge University
Press, 1995). Eysenck explains "genius" in terms of his personality model.
Feldman, David Henry, with Lynn T. Goldsmith
- Nature's Gambit: Child Prodigies and the Development of Human Potential (New
York: Teachers College Press, 1991). A study of six prodigies.
- Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into Its Laws and Consequences (London: Macmillan,
1869). A very early treatment of the distribution of intelligence according to the normal
Herrnstein, Richard J., and Charles Murray
- The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (New York:
The Free Press, 1994). The book that outraged liberal America, providing evidence that
intelligence is, in large part, hereditary and that there are real differences between
ethnic groups in intelligence. The authors' scientific conclusions are not even
controversial in the field of psychometrics. Their policy recommendations are less
Hollingworth, Leta S.
- Children above 180 IQ (Stanford-Binet): Origin and Development.
Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY: World Book Company, 1942). A pioneering study of highly-gifted
children (equivalent to four-sigma-plus on deviation IQ tests).
Jensen, Arthur R.
- Bias in Mental Testing (New York: The Free Press, 1980). Jensen outlines the
basics of mental testing theory and goes on to demonstrate that IQ tests are not
ethnically biased but reflect real cognitive differences.
- The g Factor: The Science of Mental Ability (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998).
Jensen's definitive explanation of what psychometricians call g, the general
factor in intelligence, which accounts for the lion's share of the variance in scores on
all types of cognitive tests.
Karlsson, Jon L.
- Genetics of Human Mentality (New York: Praeger, 1991). Karlsson reports on his
work on the genetic relationship between intelligence and alcohol and schizophrenia.
- Sex Linkage of Intelligence: The X-Factor (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1997).
Lehrke explains the genetics of sex differences.
Vernon, Philip E.
- Intelligence: Heredity and Environment (San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1979). An
examination of the nature of intelligence and the factors influencing its development.
See also "Intelligence and Testing
Bibliography" (Vincent W. Hevern) <http://web.lemoyne.edu/~hevern/testbib.html>.
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