Theory of General Intelligence
The Theory of General Intelligence proposes that there is only one intelligence, measured by a single ‘g factor’ that underlies performance in all cognitive domains. Performance in different cognitive tasks are interrelated, all hinging on the single ‘g factor’.
- Theory of General Intelligence
- Single g factor underlies performance in all cognitive domains
- Proposed by Charles Spearman
According to this theory, a girl who is good at math will be just as good at spelling, geography, interpersonal skills, and basically any other task that requires thinking. That is because her performance in all these areas is dependent on one, single g-factor.