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The evolution of fluid intelligence meets formative g

  • Kristof Kovacs (a1) and Andrew R. A. Conway (a2)

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The argument by Burkart et al. in the target article relates to fluid (not general) intelligence: a domain-general ability involved in complex, novel problem solving, and strongly related to working memory and executive functions. A formative framework, under which the general factor of intelligence is the common consequence, not the common cause of the covariance among tests is more in line with an evolutionary approach.

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The evolution of fluid intelligence meets formative g

  • Kristof Kovacs (a1) and Andrew R. A. Conway (a2)

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