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The concept of intelligence

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Intelligence, vol. 3, issue 3 (1979) pp. 217-227

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Rosch's theory of concepts, applied to the concept of intelligence, suggests that one's intelligence is just the degree to which one resembles a prototypically intelligent person. Because no single characteristics defines the prototype, there can be no adequate process-based definition of intelligence. In principle, a combination of many empirically derived measures into a single index-as in a Binet test-would be appropriate. In practice, many of the relevant characteristics are simply impossible to measure. ?? 1979.

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  • Ulric Neisser

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