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Intelligence and Intelligence Testing
Have you ever wondered what IQ is and how it is measured?
Indeed, why is there such a premium placed on high IQ?
What do we mean by intelligence? What is your IQ? What does your IQ score mean?
There can be no denying the enduring appeal of IQ over the last century. Indeed it is probably one of the most misunderstood yet highly researched psychological constructs ever. Such has been the controversy surrounding this topic that it is difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. The primary aim of "Intelligence and Intelligence Testing" is to provide a balanced and accurate account of this controversial psychological construct, discussing the history and current status of the research on intelligence and providing an overview of its development, measurement and use.
From Galton, Spearman and Binet to the relatively recent controversy caused by the research of Hernstein and Murray this important book reviews the history, the major and current developments, and makes a major claim about the importance today of 'problem solving on demand' as one of the key components of today's notions of intelligence. Chapters include coverage of: intelligence and schooling; cultural differences in views of intelligence; the history of IQ testing; IQ as predictor of educational and occupational outcomes; psychometrics and measurement of intelligence; and, the future of intelligence research. Written in a clear and accessible style, this textbook will be invaluable for all undergraduate and Masters level students studying the theory of intelligence and
the impact of testing on educational and other outcomes.
Detailed and annotated further reading lists and a glossary of terms are also included.
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