Describe the main differences between Spearman and Thurstone's theories of intelligence. How do the hierarchical theories attempt to "bridge the gap" between these two theories?
1. Describe the main differences between Spearman and Thurstone's theories of intelligence.
Charles Spearman (1863-1945) proposed a theory of general intelligence, or the g factor. To collect data in theory development, he used factor analysis to examine a number of mental aptitude tests. Spearman made the conclusion that scores on these tests were very similar because the scores on one cognitive ...
This solution thoroughly exemplifies Spearman and Thurstone's Theories. References are also provided to justify the assertions.