EDST 391 Intelligence in Everyday Life

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P/F Writing Assignment for Day 7

Complexity as the key to gs importance in everyday life, I:

Jobs as mental tests


Readings:


1. What do the correlational data (Gottfredson, pp. 81-86; Deary, 91-99) tell us about the practical meaning or value of g on the job? Be specific. Cite some of the data in the article to illustrate your points

2. What do the criterion-related data tell us about the practical meaning or value of g? Specifically,

  1. What are the most important points illustrated in the jobs section-- "Higher Levels of g are Required up the Occupational Ladder" (pp. 87-90)? Be sure you understand Figure 1 (pp. 88-89). Cite specific research findings where it helps make the point.
  2. What are the most important points illustrated in the trainability section--"Higher g Reflects Higher Trainability" (pp. 91-92)? (Those points will be clearer if you study Figure 1.)