Read alsoMaking Sense of Numbers and Math
With his years of study, Dr. Cary Schneider has had lifelong exposure to and proficiency in numbers and math. He presents his practical, down-to-earth approach and way to think about numbers and math. It is designed to be a guide for parents to help their children to get a solid foundation and understand numbers and math. The book’s role is not to…
* the nature of cognitive abilities and intelligence – a review of how the factor analytic approach to abilities which grew out of Spearman's work has developed, thoughts regarding the contribution of a cross-cultural perspective, and an elucidation of some of the conceptual issues which often cloud discussions of ability;
* different aspects of the contribution of cognitive psychology to our understanding of abilities – the relationship between Spearman's g and working memory, links between attention and cognitive style, and the area of spatial abilities;
* recent developments in latent variable and item response modeling; and
* applied issues – the argument that little predictive value can be gained in occupational selection from measuring abilities other than Spearman's g, and the question of aptitude treatment interactions in education.