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ERIC Number: EJ628872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Do We Need Intelligence? Some Reflections on the Perceived Importance of "G."
Stuart-Hamilton, Ian; McDonald, Lorraine
Educational Gerontology, v27 n5 p399-407 Jun 2001
Results of the Need for Cognition Scale for 40 older adults indicated that their levels of need were related to their performance on Piagetian tasks. Intelligence thus appears determined by attitudes as well as ability. Motivation, need, and intellectual preferences, rather than aging, may contribute to perceived decline in intellectual skills. (Contains 22 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Need for Cognition Scale