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    The Relational Abilities Index+: Initial Validation of a Functionally Understood Proxy Measure for Intelligence


    Colbert, Dylan and Malone, Aoife and Barrett, Seafra and Roche, Bryan (2020) The Relational Abilities Index+: Initial Validation of a Functionally Understood Proxy Measure for Intelligence. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 43. pp. 189-213. ISSN 2520-8969

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    Abstract

    The Relational Abilities Index (RAI) has shown considerable utility as a functional proxy measurement of intellectual performance by providing a metric of an important skill set known as relational skills, which are proposed to underlie much of what we conceive of as intellectual behavior. The Relational Abilities Index+ (RAI+) assesses performance across an extended range of relational skills (Same/Opposite, More/Less, Same/Different, Before/After, and Analogy), and has been designed to provide a more comprehensive and nuanced assessment of relational skills. The current study aims to investigate the validity and utility of the RAI+ by assessing its degree of correlation with well-established assessments of intelligence (WASI), numeracy (WAIS: Arithmetic), and educational attainment (WIAT-T-II). Results indicate that the RAI+ displays considerable efficacy in predicting intellectual performance and numeracy, but not educational attainment.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Colbert, D., Malone, A., Barrett, S. et al. The Relational Abilities Index+: Initial Validation of a Functionally Understood Proxy Measure for Intelligence. Perspect Behav Sci 43, 189–213 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-019-00197-z
    Keywords: Relational frame theory; Relational abilities index; Relational skills; Intelligence; Academic attainment; Numeracy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 13546
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-019-00197-z
    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 16:45
    Journal or Publication Title: Perspectives on Behavior Science
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
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