Robert A. Gordon's research while affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and other places

Publications (3)

Article
To show why the importance of intelligence is often misperceived, an analogy between single test items and single nontest actions in everyday life is drawn. Three requirements of good test items are restated, and the analogy is employed to account for underrecognition of the importance of general intelligence in everyday actions, which often fail t...

Citations

... Spearman [68, pp. 197-198] called this phenomenon the "indifference of the indicator," and it has led some experts to argue that every task in life that requires cognitive work is its own intelligence test, which would explain why IQ scores correlate with so many life outcomes [69][70][71]. ...