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The Resource Inventing intelligence : how America came to worship IQ, Elaine E. Castles

Inventing intelligence : how America came to worship IQ, Elaine E. Castles

Label
Inventing intelligence : how America came to worship IQ
Title
Inventing intelligence
Title remainder
how America came to worship IQ
Statement of responsibility
Elaine E. Castles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Measurement of intelligence has resulted in individuals being judged on the basis of IQ results rather than on merit or personal achievement. Controversy abounds over America's cultural infatuation with IQ, which has long served to perpetuate social inequalities and place limits on an individual's aspirations. 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. The author delves into the intertwined issues of IQ, heredity, and merit to offer a provocative look at how Americans came to overvalue IQ and the personal and social problems that have resulted."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castles, Elaine E
Dewey number
153.90973
Index
index present
LC call number
BF431
LC item number
.C343 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 G-774
  • BF 431
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intelligence tests
  • Intelligence
  • Intelligence Tests
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • Intelligence levels
  • Intelligence tests
  • United States
  • Psychometrie
  • Intelligenzquotient
  • Wissenschaftsgeschichte
  • USA
Label
Inventing intelligence : how America came to worship IQ, Elaine E. Castles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worshipping at the altar of IQ -- Intelligence in historical context: the colonial experience -- Science in nineteenth-century America: intellect, intelligence, and the science of man -- Merit and social status in nineteenth-century America -- Phrenology: a precursor to IQ testing -- Intelligence and its measurement -- IQ testing, social control, and merit -- Democratic ideology and IQ testing -- A century of IQ testing: the more things change, the more they stay the same -- Toward a broader conception of intelligence -- Toward a more balanced perspective on heredity and IQ -- Toward a more equitable conception of merit
Control code
ocn756577017
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9781440803383
Lccn
2012005006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440803376
  • (OCoLC)756577017
Label
Inventing intelligence : how America came to worship IQ, Elaine E. Castles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Worshipping at the altar of IQ -- Intelligence in historical context: the colonial experience -- Science in nineteenth-century America: intellect, intelligence, and the science of man -- Merit and social status in nineteenth-century America -- Phrenology: a precursor to IQ testing -- Intelligence and its measurement -- IQ testing, social control, and merit -- Democratic ideology and IQ testing -- A century of IQ testing: the more things change, the more they stay the same -- Toward a broader conception of intelligence -- Toward a more balanced perspective on heredity and IQ -- Toward a more equitable conception of merit
Control code
ocn756577017
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9781440803383
Lccn
2012005006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440803376
  • (OCoLC)756577017

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