Litigating Intelligence

Author: Rogers Elliott
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865691568
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Are IQ tests racially and culturally biased? That was the controversial question in two landmark lawsuits: the California case of Larry P. v. Riles (1979) and the Chicago case of PASE v. Hannon (1980). Litigating Intelligence is a detailed analysis and comparison of these complex cases--the background, evidence, testimony, arguments, and surprising outcomes. It is also an important case study of the role of social science testimony in the courtroom and the role of the courts in setting social policy.

IQ Testing 101

Author: Dr. Alan S. Kaufman, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106308
Format: PDF
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Does your IQ really measure your intelligence? Is IQ genetic? Can your IQ vary? Do we get smarter or dumber as we get older? How will IQ tests be different in the future? Dr. Kaufman, a leading expert on the development of IQ tests, explores these critical questions and many more in IQ Testing 101. This book provides a brief, compelling introduction to the topic of IQ testing-its mysteries, misconceptions, and truths. This newest edition to the popular Psych 101 Series presents a common-sense approach to what IQ is and what it is not. In lucid, engaging prose, Kaufman explains the nature of IQ testing, as well as where it came from, and where it's going in the future. A quick, fun, even enlightening read, not only for psychologists and educators, but for anyone interested in the study of intelligence. The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

Inventing Intelligence How America Came to Worship IQ

Author: Elaine E. Castles
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803382
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Racism in Contemporary America

Author: Meyer Weinberg
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296598
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of America's most enduring problem.

Test Policy and the Politics of Opportunity Allocation The Workplace and the Law

Author: Bernard R. Gifford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400925026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bernard R. Gifford In the United States, the standardized test has become one of the major sources of information for reducing uncertainty in the determination of individual merit and in the allocation of merit-based educational, training, and employment opportunities. Most major institutions of higher education require applicants to supplement their records of academic achievements with scores on standardized tests. Similarly, in the workplace, as a condition of employment or assignment to training programs, more and more employers are requiring prospective employees to sit for standardized tests. In short, with increasing frequency and intensity, individual members of the political economy are required to transmit to the opportunity marketplace scores on standardized examinations that purport to be objective measures of their and potential. In many instances, these test scores are the abilities, talents, only signals about their skills that job applicants are permitted to send to prospective employers. THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TESTING AND PUBLIC POLICY In view of the importance of these issues to our current national agenda, it was proposed that the Human Rights and Governance and the Education and Culture Programs of the Ford Foundation support the establishment of a ''blue ribbon" National Commission on Testing and Public Policy to investigate some of the major problems as well as the untapped opportunities created by recent trends in the use of standardized tests, particularly in the workplace and in schools.

Encyclopedia of human intelligence

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN:
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This collection illuminates the mysteries of the human mind. The articles cover basic elements of intelligence (attention span, decision making, intuition), specialized learning (athletic ability, the development of artistic skills, musical aptitude), and the physiological, environmental and emotional aspects of intelligence. Explanations and biographies are accessible to all readers.

The IQ Debate

Author: Stephen H. Aby
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
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The bitter twenty-year debate triggered by Arthur Jensen's suggestion that blacks are genetically inferior in intelligence to whites is carefully documented in this annotated bibliography. A concise guide to statements and arguments in both the academic community and popular media, it catalogs and discusses more than 400 books, chapters, articles, media materials, references, and other documents relating to the controversy.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN:
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.