Inventing Intelligence : How America Came to Worship IQ, Hardback Book

Inventing Intelligence : How America Came to Worship IQ Hardback


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


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 197 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781440803376

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