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作者 Castles, Elaine E
書名 Inventing Intelligence : How Americans Came to Worship IQ
出版項 Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012
國際標準書號 9781440803383 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (209 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Worshipping at the Altar of IQ -- 2. Intelligence in Historical Context: The Colonial Experience -- 3. Science in Nineteenth-Century America: Intellect, Intelligence, and the Science of Man -- 4. Merit and Social Status in Nineteenth-Century America -- 5. Phrenology: A Precursor to IQ Testing -- 6. Intelligence and Its Measurement -- 7. IQ Testing, Social Control, and Merit -- 8. Democratic Ideology and IQ Testing -- 9. A Century of IQ Testing: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same -- 10. Toward a Broader Conception of Intelligence -- 11. Toward a More Balanced Perspective on Heredity and IQ -- 12. Toward a More Equitable Conception of Merit -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
The use and misuse of IQ tests has long been a subject of contention in the scientific and social communities, particularly because these evaluations favor intelligence at the expense of other valuable human qualities. This is the first book of its kind to examine the historical development of our modern concept of intelligence and to explore America's fascination with the controversial exams that purport to measure it
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Castles, Elaine E. Inventing Intelligence : How Americans Came to Worship IQ Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC,c2012 9781440803376
主題 Intelligence levels - United States - History
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