Human Capability: A Study of Individual Potential and Its Application
A major breakthrough in understanding human capability, intelligence, & development theory is reported with the results of Cason/Jaques' conclusive 3-year validation study capping Jaques' 38-year developmental program. Evidence shows that individuals mature within predictable patterns & that maturation continues throughout life. First uncovered by Dr. Jaques in 1956, this theory has been continually tested & confirmed since that time. Study validates the authors' dynamic conception about the maturation of capability beyond adolescence & includes discussion relating it to Piaget's concepts, which end at age 15, & to IQ studies which posit that intelligence fully matures by age 18. Cason/Jaques' research & field work demonstrate with high reliability & validity that when heavily engrossed in work, individuals process information in four & only four ways which recur in a series of higher orders of information complexity. Further, this hierarchy of mental processing methods corresponds with levels of individual capability & gives an objective method of DIRECT OBSERVATION of capability. The ability to plot & predict the growth of human potential capability is experienced by some as controversial. Social consequences of this work are substantial & are addressed by the authors. Order from: Cason Hall, 5201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1103, Falls Church, VA 22041; 800-448-7357.
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Mental Processing and Complexity
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abstract conceptual Applied Capability CAC articulated bi-conditional category of complexity category of mental chain complexity of mental concepts correlation Current Applied Capability current potential capability declarative processing drugs evaluation example experience four mental processes George Boole human hypothesis if-and-only-if if-then individuals inter-rater reliability Interviewer IV B4 B4 IV IV IV IV/V judged potential judgments of potential leads level of abstraction level of capability level of complexity level of potential logic manager manager-once-removed managerial hierarchy managerial leadership matura maturation of potential measure mental complexity mental processing CMP necessary skilled knowledge opportunity Order Information Complexity order of information orders of complexity parallel processing patterns person Piaget's position possible potential capability CPC problem procedures reasons recursive relation relationship relinking Requisite Organization second order sense serial processing social specific Stratum IV sub-stages task time-span tion truth table types of mental uncon validity values