Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests
Saturday, July 05, 2014
More support for the developmental cascade model (Gs, Gwm, Glr and Gf)
As readers of this blog know, I am partial to research that continues to support Fry and Hale's developmental cascade model, which indicates that processing speed (Gs) has a direct effect on working memory (Gwm/Gsm), which in turn has direct effect on fluid reasoning (Gf) or general intelligence (g). Gs influence is indirect--mediated by Gwm. Another study continues to support this model but adds the wrinkle of secondary memory (some Glr abilities), which also only has an indirect effect on Gf as mediated by Gwm.