Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Controversy in psychological study of intelligence

It is clear from listening to the papers presented at the ISIR conference earlier this month (click here for my first "blogging live from ISIR" post...then go forward and read the other posts), as well as a reading of some of the major psychology journals during the past year, that a number of "hot button" substantive topics (viz., Flynn Effect; nature of g; gender and race differences ) have bubbled back to the surface and are enjoying a new round of scholarly study and debate. Kudos to those must move forward despite potential controversies.

Doug Dettermen, editor of the premiere journal Intelligence, has recently provided an editorial comment on the treatment of controversial intelligence papers. Kudos to Dr. Dettermen for his position.

These are exciting times in the field of intelligence.

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