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The Determinacy and Predictive Power of Common Factors

  • James J. Lee (a1) and Nathan R. Kuncel (a1)


Ree, Carretta, and Teachout's (2015) arguments for recognizing the importance of general factors are mostly on point, but they neglect two broad issues: (a) an important theoretical problem introduced by the presence of multiple factors (general, group, specific) and (b) the criterion validity of group factors in certain settings.


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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to James J. Lee, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, N409 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455. E-mail:


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