In the Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence distinguished scholars Oliver Wilhelm and Randall W. Engle have assembled a group of respected experts from two fields of intelligence research--cognition and methods--to summarize, review, and evaluate research in their areas of expertise. Each chapter presents the state-of-the-art in a particular domain of intelligence research, illustrating and highlighting important methodological considerations, theoretical claims, and pervasive problems in the field.
Oliver Wilhelm, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. He earned his doctoral degree in 2000 from the Universeity of Mannheim and subsequently worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His research focuses on individual differences in working memory, reasoning, and mental speed. Additional research interests are in intellectual engagement, openness for new experiences, and cognitive failures and how these traits relate to various abilities. He is also doing experimental work on deductive reasoning and working memory. Randall W. Engle received his Ph.D. in 1973 from Ohio State University, where his mentor was D.D. Wickens. Following a 21 year tenure at the University of South Carolina, he moved to Atlanta, where he took the position of Professor and Chair of the School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published numerous papers and book chapters exploring the properties of attention and working memory capacity and their relationship to intelligence. Together with faculty colleagues across the globe, the Engle team, including former doctoral students and post docs, continues to pursue the nature of working memory capacity using micro-analytic experimental studies and macro-analytic factor analysis studies.