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IQ and mental testing

Brian Evans

IQ and mental testing

an unnatural science and its social history

by Brian Evans

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Published by Humanities Press in Atlantic Highlands, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intelligence tests -- Social aspects,
  • Intellect

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBrian Evans and Bernard Waites.
    SeriesCritical social studies
    ContributionsWaites, Bernard, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF431 .E87 1981
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 228 p. ;
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4100422M
    ISBN 100391019112, 0391019120
    LC Control Number80014844


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Galton was a pioneer in investigating both eminent human achievement and mental testing. In his book Hereditary Genius, written before the development of IQ testing, he proposed that hereditary influences on eminent achievement are strong, and that eminence is rare in the general Terman chose "'near' genius or genius" as the classification label for the highest classification.Wikipedia.

An intelligence quotient (IQ) is a total score derived from several standardized tests designed to assess human intelligence.

The abbreviation "IQ" was coined by the psychologist William Stern for the German term Intelligenzquotient, his term for a scoring method for intelligence tests at University of Breslau he advocated in a book.[1].

Following Binet’s work, the phrase “intelligence quotient,” or “IQ,” entered the vocabulary. The IQ is the ratio of “mental age” to chronological age, with being average.

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