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IQ : a smart history of a failed idea

Author: Stephen Murdoch
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley and Sons, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"IQ scores have the power to determine the chances we have in life: the people we meet, the schools we attend, the jobs we get, the lives we live. Very few of us, however, understand what IQ tests and ratings really mean. In this book, Stephen Murdoch explains the turbulent history and controversial current uses of intelligence testing."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Murdoch
ISBN: 9780471699774 9781630268701 1630268704 0471699772
OCLC Number: 72798608
Description: xiv, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem with testing --
The origins of testing --
The birth of modern intelligence tests --
America discovers intelligence tests --
Turning back the feebleminded --
The tests that changed the world --
Alpha and beta --
From segregation to sterilization : Carrie Buck's story --
Nazis and intelligence testing --
The eleven-plus in the United Kingdom --
Intelligence testing and the death penalty in the United States --
What do IQ tests really measure? --
Alternatives to IQ --
The SAT --
Black and white IQ --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Stephen Murdoch.
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"IQ scores have the power to determine the chances we have in life: the people we meet, the schools we attend, the jobs we get, the lives we live. Very few of us, however, understand what IQ tests and ratings really mean. In this book, Stephen Murdoch explains the turbulent history and controversial current uses of intelligence testing."--Jacket.

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