The Nature of Intelligence.
Research rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 80,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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This article discusses the nature of intelligence, introducing a new distinction between macrocomponents and microcomponents of human intelligence. Macrocomponents are the global-level constellations of processes that are formed from concatenations of microcomponents, and include general, academic, practical, crystallized, and fluid intelligence, as well as motivation. Microcomponents are fairly elementary operations such as inference and application of analogical relations. The article considers what the macrocomponents and microcomponents of intelligence are, and examines the extent to which IQ tests measure these components. Author