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by Elaine E. Castles

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ISBN:
1440803374
Author:
Elaine E. Castles
Category:
Psychology & Counseling
Language:
English
Publisher:
Praeger (June 6, 2012)
Pages:
197 pages
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I never had heard of Elaine Castles before I read this book. Ranging from the Colonial period to the present, she summarizes well a great deal of scholarship on the emergence of the IQ test and its place in American society

I never had heard of Elaine Castles before I read this book. Having read the book, I hope to hear much more of and from he. - PsycCRITIQUES. Ranging from the Colonial period to the present, she summarizes well a great deal of scholarship on the emergence of the IQ test and its place in American society. She also writes cogently of the dangers of over reliance on single measures such as IQ for the complicated task of assessing an individual's merit. John Carson, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Author of The Measure of Merit: Talents, Intelligence, and Inequality in the French and American Republics, 1750–1940).

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club/readonline/?item 1440803374&lan en. 4. 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.,

Book information: Year: 2012. Author: Elaine E. 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

Book information: Year: 2012. 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.

Elaine E. Castles Inventing Intelligence: How America Came To Worship Iq. Most of us assume that people in every period and in every region of the world have understood and valued intelligence in the same way we do today. Our modern concept of intelligence, however, is actually quite recent, emerging from the dramatic social and scientific changes that rocked the United States during the 19th century. Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ discusses the historical context for understanding the development of the concept of intelligence and the tests used to measure it.

Castles, author of Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ; it’s our entire conception of intelligence

And it isn’t just genius we don’t understand, according to Dr. Elaine Castles, author of Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ; it’s our entire conception of intelligence. Intelligence simply can’t just be boiled down to a single number, Castles argues. IQ tests measure psychometric intelligence, but they don’t really measure adaptive intelligence, which she believes is much more important: It looks at the whole array of cognitive abilities that influence life.

And America today is not or politically. This book is our effort to explain how we got into that state and how we get out of it. We beg the reader’s indulgence with one style issue. The quote we found most disturbing, though, came from a Maryland Community News story about the long lines at rush hour caused by the seemingly endless Metro repairs: ‘My impression, standing on line there, is people have sort of gotten used to it,’ said Benjamin Ross, who lives in Bethesda and commutes every day from the downtown station.

Most of us assume that people in every period and in every region of the world have understood and valued intelligence in the same way we do today.

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.

• A detailed assessment of the century-long debate over IQ tests and their uses

• Interdisciplinary content covering psychology, history, science, and sociology

• A collection of popular opinions of intelligence assessment from professionals, pundits, and politicians

• A chronological look at the concept of intelligence and at the process through which Americans have come to worship it