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Associative memory, reading decoding, pitch discrimination). The hierarchical structure of mental abilities discovered through factor analysis, represented in Carroll's threestratum model, has integrated the welter of tested abilities into a theoretically unified whole. This unified system, in turn, allows one to predict the magnitude of correlations among tests and the size of group differences that will be found in new samples. 1) and IQ (Entry 9 in Figure 42 LINDA S. 1) cannot be overstated (Jensen, 1998).
For example, Fischer et al. " Sternberg, Wagner, Williams, and Horvath (1995; see also Appendix A, Example iii) argued that IQ tests measure only "academic" intelligence because they pose tasks that appear to their eye only academic: well-defined tasks with narrow, esoteric, or academic content of little practical value that always have right and wrong answers and do not give credit for experience. All three examples reinforce the fallacy they deploy: that one can know what a test measures by just peering at its items.
WISC-IV; Wechsler, 2003] subtests such as Vocabulary, Block Design, Digit Span, Symbol Search, Similarities) that systematically sample a range of cognitive processes. , the WISC-IV's four index scores: Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory, and Processing Speed). ), and overall IQ. 9 or more), so they are capturing the same phenomenon. Mere similarity of results among IQ tests is necessary, of course, but not sufficient to confirm that the tests measure the intended construct.