Research into abilities is one of the great success stories of psychology. Ability tests are widely used and there is continued interest in the origins of abilites (enes or environment?) and their links to social phenomena such as crime and welfare dependecy. Intelligence and Abilities explains what is known about the processes associated with mental abilities and the relationship of abilities to behaviour. It also provides a clear and up-to-date guide to the main areas of research.
`In Intelligence and Abilities, Colin Cooper provides an admirably clear and thoughtful introduction to psychological research into the structure of people's abilities. A strong feature of Intelligence and Abilities is cooper's balanced and informed discussion of the genetics of ability. He is rarely dogmatic, and is prepared to examine areas of controversy rather than glossing over them.' - Michael J.A. Howe, Exeter University, APA Review of Books
1. Mental abilities 2. The structure of mental abilities 3. Alternative views of the structure of ability 4. The genetics of ability 5. Ability processes 6. Correlates of abilities 7. Overview Glossary Tables Figures References