Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Author's Response

Toward a revised theory of general intelligence: Further examination of fluid cognitive abilities as unique aspects of human cognition

Clancy Blair a1
a1 Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6504.

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Primary issues raised by the commentaries on the target article relate to (1) the need to differentiate distinct but overlapping aspects of fluid cognition, and (2) the implications that this differentiation may hold for conceptions of general intelligence. In response, I outline several issues facing researchers concerned with differentiation of human cognitive abilities and suggest that a revised and expanded theory of intelligence is needed to accommodate an increasingly diverse and varied empirical base.

(Published Online April 5 2006)