Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Detterman on the importance of human intelligence

In a recent article by Robert Colom (2016) in the Spanish Journal of Psychology, I was reminded of an important quote by one of the leaders in Intelligence over the past 50 years.....Dr. Doug Detterman

In the farewell editorial note published by D. K. Detterman after being editor of the journal ‘Intelligence' for four decades he wrote: “from very early, I was convinced that intelligence was the most important thing of all to understand, more important than the origin of the universe, more important than climate change, more impor-tant than curing cancer, more important than anything else. That is because human intelligence is our major adaptive function and only by optimizing it will we be able to save ourselves and other living things from ultimate destruction. It is as simple as that”.

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