Saturday, January 07, 2006

New book by Arthur "g" Jensen

I just learned (thanks to UberKuh) that Arthur Jensen is publishing a new book (Clocking the Mind) on mental chronometry---is to be released this April. Stay tunned.

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Kevin McGrew said...

UberKuh. Thanks for the positive comment. On the contrary, I think self-awareness of an individuals cognitive abilities can be a good thing if done for the proper reasons and with appropriate controls (i.e., a person should not be allowed to take IQ tests simply to learn items so they can share them in public...and thus violate the necessary test security safeguards that protect the validity of tests). In fact, I think there is a need for someone (I don't have the time) to provide a service to the ever-increasing baby boomer generation as they approach and entire retirement. I would envision certain segements of the elderly/retirement population having their cognitive abilitie assessed (self-referral service)every 2-3 years, simply to keep tabs on their own cognitive development, with the idea to possibly identify abilities that may be decreasing, so one can pursue activities that may slow the decline.