Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 11, 2011 - Education - 128 pages
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There can be no denying the enduring appeal of IQ over the last century. 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. Intelligence and Intelligence Testing is a text that aims to address that.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 What is intelligence?
1
Chapter 2 The brief and sometimes dirty history of intelligence and IQ tests
13
Chapter 3 Why do we care about intelligence?
31
Chapter 4 The measurement of intelligence
39
Chapter 5 The development of an IQ test
51
The New Zealand IQ Test television programme
63
Chapter 7 Profile of a nation
69
Chapter 8 The future of intelligence
79
Appendix
87
Glossary
99
References
103
Index
107
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About the author (2011)

Richard B. Fletcher is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University, New Zealand.

John Hattie is Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Director of the Visible Learning Research Lab.

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